After presenting it at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show, the British based automaker Rolls-Royce is placing its 102ex Electric Concept into the spotlights once again with the eco-friendly model being captured by camera while cruising in California.
As you can see from the video below posted on YouTube, the Rolls-Royce 102ex Electric Concept came with an “escort”, the regular Phantom. The Rolls-Royce 102ex Electric Concept is taking part on a global tour, and in November and December it will hit some large cities in the United States like New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Miami.
The Phantom 102ex (Experimental Electric) started its life as a regular Rolls-Royce Phantom from which the large 6.75 liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission were removed to make room for the pair of electric motors which are generating 145 kilowatts each, which are helping the luxurious vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under eight seconds.
Rolls-Royce says that its two electric motors are developing a total output of 389 horsepower and have a peak torque of 800 Nm, being powered by a 71 kWh lithium-ion battery. Its total range is 200 kilometers and the Rolls-Royce Phantom 102ex Electric Concept can reach a top speed of 160 km/h, which is not actually that much but the British based automaker may be on to something.