Rolls Royce ‘consider electric car’


Luxury automaker Rolls-Royce is planning an electric limousine, which would be rechargeable…with zero emissions, the dailymail reports.

There has been speculation for two years that Rolls-Royce was planning a top secret electric model.

Then, before Christmas, Rolls-Royce’s chief executive said an electric or alternatively-fuelled ‘experimental’ Rolls-Royce model would be a ‘good idea’.

And on monday, Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, CEO of Rolls Royce, confirmed ‘all options’ for alternatively-fuelled vehicles were being considered.

The company’s flagship £300,000 Phantoms currently manage just 15 miles to the gallon.

Rolls-Royce announced record annual car sales in 2010 – up 171% on 2009 and more than double the previous record set in 2008.

The USA remained the biggest single market for Rolls-Royce in 2010, followed by China and the UK.

Source: Dailymail

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