On the surface, electricity seems like it would be the perfect way to power a Rolls Royce. It lets the passengers ride on an effortless wave of torque, it's silent, and it's vibration free. That's everything a Rolls Royce is about.
But a Rolls Royce is not about stopping to charge a battery. And that's where electricity is an issue.
At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Rolls Royce's CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos, who is definitely not British, said that , but the range needs to be something that their customers can work with.
Their only electric concept, 102EX, had a range of just 124 miles, but that was four years ago. With the way battery technology is advancing, it won't be hard to imagine a fully electric Rolls Royce in just a few years.
But not quite yet.