- Rolls-Royce plans to bring an electric vehicle to market within the decade, Automotive News Europe reports.
- There isn’t much demand for an EV from the company’s customers, but the brand is developing one because many cities plan to ban gas-powered cars in the not-too-distant future.
- Bentley, one of Rolls-Royce’s competitors, has advertised more ambitious plans — it intends to release an EV by 2025 along with a hybrid version of each of its cars.
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With emissions regulations tightening and at least 20 major city centers worldwide planning to ban combustion-engine cars by 2030, automakers are scrambling to make their lineups more sustainable and less reliant on fossil fuels. That includes companies synonymous with high class and low fuel economy.
Automotive News Europe’s Nick Gibbs reports that Rolls-Royce, whose $500,000 Phantom sedan currently gets an EPA-estimated 12 mpg in the city, plans to release