Report: Electric Rolls-Royce limo in the works?

2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost – Click above for high-res image gallery

Rolls-Royce is well known for high-end luxury automobiles like the Ghost and Phantom. These vehicles, if piloted with nothing more than a gentle application of the throttle, will return 15 miles per gallon. That's not exactly a number that's going to woo over a carbon-conscious buyer. However, there's been an ample amount of speculation over the past two years suggesting that Rolls-Royce is actively developing a rechargeable luxo-barge.

The Daily Mail reports that Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, Rolls-Royce's chief executive officer, recently said that the automaker considers an "alternatively fueled experimental" model to be a "good idea" for the brand. Mueller-Oetvoes confirmed that the automaker is considering "all options" to power this experimental vehicle. Mueller-Oetvoes continued:
We are not going to make any rash decisions. It would be wrong for the brand and wrong for our customers if we were to take a decision without fully exploring all options.
When pressed by the Daily Mail, Mueller-Oetvoes would neither confirm nor deny that batteries will provide the motivation for the brand's "experimental" vehicle, but with numerous reports suggesting that an electric Rolls is coming, we'd venture to guess that batteries will play some role in propelling the automaker's "alternatively fueled" model. Hat tip to Andy!

View 19 Photos

Photos by Rex Roy / Copyright ©2010 AOL

[Source: Daily Mail]

Share This Photo X