Rolls Royce 102EX also known as Phantom Experimental Electric returned to Rolls Royce Motor Cars’ Home in West Sussex in England following competition of its international test programme. Since its introduction at Geneva Auto Show in the month of March 2011, it has undergone intensive programme across the world, stimulating debate on whether electric cars can provide Rolls Royce experience and offering key insights from consumers thought media and leaders. One-off 102EX model is designed atop Phantom body style crucial in future decisions around electric cars going into production.
Powering the Rolls Royce 102EX is a 71-kilowatt hour lithium ion battery that replaces V12 6.7 liter engine housed within aluminium spaceframe. It uses large form NCM pouch cells or lithium nickel cobalt manganese oxide. Because of the experimental nature, the 96 cells are separated in five modules and arranged in such a way that battery takes on shape of transmission and engine. The battery churns out 850 amperes at 338V to dual electric motors mated to rear transaxle. The single speed transmission takes each motor’s 194 horsepower and sends around 388 horsepower to rear wheels with 590 pound feet of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than eight seconds with the top speed of 100mph.