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Rolls Royce Phantom Goes Electric

  By KYMBERLEE FERNANDES   Feb 23rd 2011 at 6:00AM Cars & Jets RATED

Image Courtesy Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

German luxury auto-maker BMW’s luxury brand, Rolls-Royce plans to debut its first-ever fully electric Phantom at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The luxury car, called the 102EX, will be given a trial run through 2011, paving the way for future developments of electric cars by the England-based company. The electric Phantom will been seen in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, where enthusiasts will get the opportunity to test drive the car.

This Rolls Royce has been engineered as the world's first battery-powered car for the ultra-luxury segment. Details of this super invention aren’t out yet, and we will just have to sit back and wait until the Geneva Motor Show, when the company plans on unveiling the car.

BMW’s initiative is very evident in the 102EX's making. According to the Economic Times, even BMW has gone electric with its ‘i’ series. Its line up includes the BMW i3 electric car that is designed for city use and the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid is for those seeking a more powerful vehicle. Both will be available from 2013.

Also, just in: Rolls Royce in India is looking to expand from its current dealerships in Mumbai and Delhi to other cities in India, which it claims is the second fastest growing market in Asia. Hence rest assured, the 102EX will make it to India for the test drive as well.

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