CNET gets to drive the Rolls-Royce 102EX, an experimental electric vehicle based on the Phantom, at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Ultra-luxury British automaker Rolls-Royce originally formed as a partnership between Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce in 1904. Today Rolls-Royce is a subsidiary of BMW, producing a limited, exclusive model line-up from its headquarters in Goodwood, England.
We've gone hands-on with the gorgeous experimental electric Rolls Royce Phantom. Check out our photos of the environmentally friendly luxury car, and read up on the specs.
The 102EX Phantom is Roll-Royce's first crack at making an electric car, and it's probably the most luxurious 'leccy jalopy yet to draw charge.
The most high-tech Rolls-Royce since FAB1 has hit the road, with a prototype of the Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric road tested for the first time.
Yep, everyone has to do an electric car.
Yep, everyone has to do an electric car!
With the 102EX concept, or Phantom EE, Rolls-Royce is not only presenting a concept, it is researching whether its customers will accept current electric power-train performance.
Rolls Royce isn't reading from the same automotive hymn sheet as its rivals. It's ripped the pages out and scrawled its own tune as it readies its electric Phantom 102EX prototype.