In September 2021 Rolls-Royce announced the Rolls-Royce Spectre, a new electric powered model.  

While it is true that Rolls-Royce is considered by many, including me, that they make the “best cars in the world,” electrification will only improve the brand’s stunning characteristics. They will be even quieter, and will be run on green power if charged smartly.

In fact, Charles Rolls drove a 1900 electric car named the Columbia, and made a prophecy: “The electric car is perfectly noiseless and clean. There is no smell or vibration. They should become very useful when fixed charging stations can be arranged”.

Spectre is the fulfilment of the fully electric Experimental Phantom concept named 102EX and 103EX. Rolls-Royce Chief Executive Officer, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, responded to this with an unambiguous promise: Rolls-Royce will go electric, starting this decade. Not so ambiguous so it would seem.

The testing program covered 2.5 million kilometres, simulating more than 400 years of use for a Rolls-Royce, on average.