Rolls-Royce’s first EV is undergoing a relentless testing phase
It is widely known that British luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce has been working on the company’s first electric vehicle for a while now.
The name, Spectre, suits the car perfectly. A silent, menacing creation. Powerful and edgy, but in profile, smooth, sleek, and elegant. The company claims that Spectre encapsulates Rolls-Royce’s spirit to perfection.
The company claims that Spectre is unlike any of Rolls-Royce’s previous models. It is going to be the first car of the company that will run on an electric power source; it will also benefit from unprecedented computing power and the application of advanced data-processing technologies. The electric sedan is underpinned by a space-frame architecture, which claims to provide exceptional torsional rigidity.
It is not easy to join the ranks of the luxury carmaker, as every Rolls-Royce must endure relentless testing across diverse climates, and its first fully-electric car is no different. Before its imminent and anticipated launch, Spectre will embark on the most demanding testing program ever conceived by the marque. The historic motor car will traverse all four corners of the globe in a staggering 1.55 million miles (2.5 million km) journey — a heroic simulation of over 400 years of use for a Rolls-Royce.
The electric-powered vehicle has completed its first phase of testing, which started last September, and has announced the beginning of the second testing phase in the French Riviera region of southern France.
Pursuing perfection in every aspect, Rolls-Royce will test its all-electric vehicle for over 403,000 miles (625,000 km). Rolls Royce claims that nearly 40 percent of Spectre’s development will be complete after the most recent testing phase. Rolls-Royce also points out that the drag coefficiency of Spectre has been successfully reduced to 0.25 Cd, down from a predicted 0.26 Cd.
Earlier this year, Rolls-Royce tested a working prototype of the fully electric luxury car in extreme freezing conditions at a testing facility in Sweden, just 35 miles (55 km) from the Arctic Circle.
The testing phase of the battery-powered luxury sedan in the French Riviera will concentrate on more urban conditions, and the vehicle will be extensively tested in everyday use.
This testing phase will be split into two parts. The first part will test the car’s agility and handling at continuous high speeds, while the second part of the testing phase will take place in the countryside.
Rolls-Royce’s shift toward becoming an all-electric brand by 2030 seems to be going strong, and we can’t wait to see iconic Rolls-Royces that will make us envious while being silent.