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    Report: Rolls-Royce gives up on electric, diesel models in favor of hybrid
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    Rolls-Royce is not what you might characterize as one of the greenest automakers on the market. Its vehicles tend to be rather large, saddled with lots of plush leather, thick carpets and wood trim, and powered by twelve-cylinder engines in excess of six and a half liters. But that doesn't mean ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Google Street View maps gas leaks, Rolls-Royce helps kids build electric racer
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    Google Street View is looking for gas leaks. Natural gas leaks are not only extremely dangerous, they're a terrible waste of resources and, as a greenhouse gas, a threat to the environment. Unfortunately, with the decaying infrastructure in many of America's older cities, they're pretty common, ...

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    Report: Remember the electric Rolls-Royce Phantom? Forget it

    Motor Trend reports Rolls-Royce has pulled the plug (literally) on its electric Phantom. Word has it none of the ultra-luxury automaker's current clients have any interest in an electrified land yacht due to niggling factors like range anxiety and a perceived loss of premiumness. Apparently the ...

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    Rolls-Royce: We need to consider alternatives, even without demand

    Rolls-Royce is known for making big cars with big engines. And why not? Rolls-Royce customers like big cars with big engines. Customers questioned about the future direction of the flying lady haven't been enthusiastic about hybrids and have been "rather ambivalent" about the Rolls 102EX electric ...

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    Rolls-Royce discusses its potential future in electric cars

    Rolls-Royce 102EX Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At the grand opening of the Rolls-Royce dealership in Chicago's Gold Coast area, Kicking Tires got the chance to sit down with David Archibald, president of Rolls-Royce North America. On discussion was the general business ...

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    Rolls-Royce drivers not so much into electric vehicles

    Rolls-Royce 102EX Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Rolls-Royce, arguably the most iconic of classic luxury marques, has stepped into the electric vehicle waters with its 102EX Concept. According to Rolls-Royce chief executive officer, Torsten ...

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    Electric Rolls Royce 102EX driven as it begins world campaign

    For the first time since building its experimental electric-powered Phantom, Rolls Royce has relinquished the 102EX's keys to someone from outside of the company. Automobile's Ben Oliver was not only afforded the opportunity to pilot the 2.7 ton hand-built beast of luxurious bliss, he somehow ...

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    Video: Fully Charged takes you inside the Geneva Motor Show

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    Our coverage of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show included showing you 76 production and concept vehicles that were unveiled or displayed. However, there simply wasn't enough time in our exhaustive auto show schedule to video ...

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    Rolls-Royce 102 EX Phantom electric gets inductive charge from HaloIPT

    Rolls-Royce 102EX Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Rolls-Royce wheeled out its 102 EX Phantom Experimental Electric at the Geneva Motor Show we were told that the vehicle, a 6,000 pound behemoth that started life as run-of-the-mill Phantom, is propelled by a pair ...

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    Geneva 2011: Rolls-Royce 102EX Concept is going to rock down to Electric Avenue

    Rolls-Royce 102EX Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The electric car has come of age. How do we know? Well, see for yourself. Rolls-Royce, perhaps the most iconic of classic luxury marques, has stepped firmly into the EV waters with the 102EX Concept. According to CEO ...

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    Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric to debut in Geneva

    Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Of all the automakers in the industry, Rolls-Royce doesn't exactly have the "greenest" image. Its vehicles are heavy and ponderous, equipped with enormous engines and swathed with more dead cows than a beef ...

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    Report: Electric Rolls-Royce limo in the works?

    2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Rolls-Royce is well known for high-end luxury automobiles like the Ghost and Phantom. These vehicles, if piloted with nothing more than a gentle application of the throttle, will return 15 miles per gallon. That's not exactly ...

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    Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom could arrive within a year

    2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB - click above for high-res image gallery
    Out of the UK, Autocar is reporting that an electric drive version of the Rolls-Royce Phantom could hit the streets within 12 months. We've been hearing about battery-powered Rollers for some time now, but the rumors seem to be ...

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    Rolls-Royce Ghost could go hybrid sooner rather than later

    2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Rolls-Royce unveiled the production version of its new "smaller" car, the Ghost, at the Frankfurt Motor Show and it goes into production next year. AutoCar is now reporting that the Rolls engineers are working on a hybrid ...

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    Rumormill: Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom cometh?

    2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Yes, an electric Rolls-Royce. And why not? The torque curve of an electric motor – making maximum pulling power right at zero RPM – would seem to suit the RR mission perfectly, as would the distinct lack of noise, ...

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    Frankfurt preview: BMW announces plans for MINIMALISM display, special MINI editions

    BMW's Frankfurt preview - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The IAA Frankfurt Motor Show is still a month and a half away, but the BMW Group is gearing up to show the world that its three brands – BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce – include efficient and enjoyable driving machines. The ...

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    Spy Shots: Rolls Royce Mini one-off

    Park Lane Rolls Royce MINI - click for gallery
    People love to imagine bigger and better things for the long-running MINI. Whether it's a new Speedster version or a revived MINI Moke, the platform inspires daydreaming. Apparently, it aspires, too, to a more pimed out existence. Rumors of a Rolls ...

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    Luxurious and green: Europe's (relatively) low-CO2 luxury sedans

    Some drivers love large luxury sedans sedans. What's more, there's nothing that denotes luxury quite like the largest car from a premium brand. They might be impractical in some European cities, but that's for the chauffeur to worry about. For the green-minded baron, though, there are always ...

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    BMW plans to hold course with larger cars

    Being BMW has its advantages. Just the other day, we heard news that Renault's future large cars were in trouble due to the prevailing winds in the automotive sector pushing new car buyers towards smaller, more fuel efficient cars. BMW, on the other hand, is set to launch at least one relatively ...

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    How long until we see an electric Rolls Royce Phantom?

    An electric Rolls Royce? Perhaps it shouldn't seem such a stretch, as electric motors deliver just the kind of punch a big, heavy limo needs to get around the city. Plus, many of these cars are used to chauffeur rich people around, meaning that top-speed wouldn't be much of a concern and neither ...


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