11 Nov '11, 4pm

Driving the electric Rolls-Royce

Driving the electric Rolls-Royce

produced by the meeting of Mr. Rolls (the engineer) and Mr. Royce (the businessman) in 1906 has indeed plugged in for the first time in its more than 100-year history, with the Phantom 102EX, also known as the Experimental Electric. And, believe it or not, it's fairly credible, if not exactly a commuter car for the middle class. Rolls has no intention of producing this or any other EV anytime soon, but David Archibald, president of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars North America, told me, "We expect a debate with our owner body, and this car starts that." Indeed it will.

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