The 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric is the worldâ€™s first-ever battery electric car made by the Rolls-Royce motors. Also known as the â€œPhantom EE (Experimental Electric)â€ car, the 102EX is considered as Rolls-Royceâ€™s vastly improved model since its launch last year.
The Phantom EE has ground-breaking features such as â€œAluminum Spaceframeâ€ which is crucial in regulating the overall quiet ride of the car. Aside from the spaceframe, the Phantom EE also has distinct features such as a â€œ6-Speed Gearboxâ€ and â€œV12 Patrol Engineâ€. The gearbox was recently replaced with two electric motors and lithium battery packs to tightly mount the carâ€™s rare side frames. The Phantom EEâ€™s battery packs are made from combined cobalt, nickel, and manganese. The battery holds an average density of 230Wh/kg which is crucial in regulating battery recharges.
According to Ian Cameron, Chief Designer for Rolls-Royce motors, the Phantom EEâ€™s overall concept and design complements well with the natural essence of the car in terms of light, space and other engine materials. Rolls-Royce Chairman and CEO Torsten Otvos spearheaded the official launching of the Phantom EE in Europe. The launching coincided with the â€œGlobal Driving Awarenessâ€ program in Asia, Middle East and North and South America.