8 October 2021

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announces testing of its first fully electric vehicle

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that on-road testing of its first fully electric motor car is imminent.

Rolls-Royce car
© Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Chief Executive Officer, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, says, 'This fundamental change in our powertrain technology requires that we challenge every single aspect of the product.

'To do this, we have conceived the most demanding testing programme in Rolls-Royce’s history. We will cover 2.5mln km – a simulation of more than 400 years of use for a Rolls-Royce, on average – and we will travel to all four corners of the world to push this new motor car to the limit. 

'You will see these test cars on roads, around the world. Look out for them – they will be in plain sight. They will be tested in all conditions and over all terrains on their multi-million-mile journey.'

He adds, 'With this new product we set out our credentials for the full electrification of our entire product portfolio by 2030. By then, Rolls-Royce will no longer be in the business of producing or selling any internal combustion engine products.'