Geneva 2011: Rolls Royce 102EX


Rolls Royce has just given an early Geneva Motor Show preview of their new concept series, the 102EX. To avoid any confusion, this is a Phantom Experimental Electric concept. One of the goals of 102EX is to gauge reaction amongst the public, Rolls Royce buyers, and share holders in regards to the concept's non-traditional drive train. For now, the car is strictly a design study, but Rolls has high hopes reaction will be positive and people will accept an all-electric Rolls Royce.
Geneva 2011: Rolls Royce 102EX
Based off the Phantom's aluminum spaceframe, engineers have installed two electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack, which uses five lithium-cobalt-manganese-oxide "pouch cells." Charging is done by three individual 3 kW chargers that allow for both single-phase and three-phase charging at 20 hours and 8 hours , respectively. Induction charging is another method Rolls is trying out, which uses a giant transfer pad on the floor and an induction pad under the car. All told, the power setup produces 389 hp (the standard Phantom produces 453 hp).
Geneva 2011: Rolls Royce 102EX
Current estimates for the 102EX give it a 124 mile range. It can reach 60 mph in under 8 seconds (5.7 seconds for the Phantom V12) and has a limited top speed of 99 mph. Of course, the 102EX retains many of the standard features that a Rolls Royce is expected to have. The exterior is finished in four coats of Atlantic Chrome, a paint shade that uses ceramic nano particles to give a unique reflective surface. It's also found in the interior on the gauges for battery charge level, power reserve, etc.
Geneva 2011: Rolls Royce 102EX
The interior is decked out in Corinova leather that uses a "natural vegetable tanning process" and is 100 percent chrome-free, using aluminized foil weave instead of wood. The must-have Spirit of Ecstasy is made of Makrolon - not stainless steel - and will even glow.
Geneva 2011: Rolls Royce 102EX
Geneva 2011: Rolls Royce 102EX
Geneva 2011: Rolls Royce 102EX








 
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