103EX concept of 2016 could inform Silent Shadow, rendered by Autocar above BMW i7 shares vital electric components with the Rolls-Royce EV Rolls-Royce 102EX explored the potential of a Phantom EV in 2011 Rolls-Royce is preparing a high-profile entry into the electric vehicle ranks with a new luxury car that Autocar understands could form an entirely new model line. Set to be detailed in official plans before the end of this year, although not expected to be unveiled fully at that point, the bespoke EV could adopt styling inspiration from the future-previewing 103EX concept of 2016 . Autocar has learned of the existence of a battery-powered Phantom prototype at the Munich research-and-development hub of Rolls-Royce’s parent firm, BMW . While the British brand has considered putting an electric version of an existing model into production as its first EV, it is now understood to favour an entirely new car, with the prototype being used as a powertrain test bed. Late last year, BMW filed a trademark with the German patent office for the name Silent Shadow – a play on the name Silver Shadow , used from 1965 to 1980 on the best-selling Rolls-Royce to date. While it is […]


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