Oct 18, 2022 - 04:47 pm
Rolls-Royce Spectre performance data revealed
Rolls-Royce has unveiled its first ever purely electric model headed for production, the Spectre. A year after announcing the car and plans for full electrification, the company now provides performance data, albeit dependent on extensive ongoing testing.
Jul 20, 2022 - 12:33 pm
Rolls-Royce & Hyundai launch air mobility cooperation
Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Motor Group have announced plans today to collaborate on all-electric propulsion and hydrogen fuel cell technology in aviation. They have signed a letter of intent to deliver low-emission solutions to the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and Regional Air Mobility (RAM) markets.
Apr 4, 2022 - 03:38 pm
Rolls-Royce completes winter testing for the Spectre
Rolls-Royce has completed winter testing of its first electric model, the Spectre, in the Arctic Circle in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees, about a quarter of the 2.5 million test kilometres planned for the battery-electric car. There are also rumours about the BEV’s drive system.
Feb 1, 2022 - 12:35 pm
Rolls-Royce to quit combustion engine development
Rolls-Royce boss Torsten Müller-Ötvös has given insights into the further electrification strategy of the British BMW subsidiary following the debut of the Spectre electric car. According to this, the successors to the current models will only be powered purely by battery-electric drives.
Sep 29, 2021 - 03:32 pm
Rolls-Royce plans to go fully electric in 2030
Rolls-Royce has announced that it will no longer build or sell cars with combustion engines from 2030. The luxury British brand belonging to BMW, will thus also become a purely electric car manufacturer. Fittingly, Rolls-Royce provided a brief preview of its first electric model.
Sep 17, 2021 - 03:42 pm
Maiden flight for Rolls-Royce electric speed aircraft
The electric aircraft developed by Rolls-Royce for speed records has completed its maiden flight. The 367 kW machine named Spirit of Innovation took off from the UK Ministry of Defence’s Boscombe Down site and flew for about 15 minutes.
Jun 21, 2021 - 05:47 pm
Rolls-Royce develops new batteries for aviation
Rolls-Royce is entering the development of new energy storage systems for eVTOLs and electric commuter aircraft. The company is investing 80 million pounds (around 93.4 million euros) in this by 2030.
Jun 14, 2021 - 12:06 pm
Vertical Aerospace announces 1,000 air taxi orders
The British eVTOL start-up Vertical Aerospace announces pre-orders for a total of 1,000 of its electric aerial taxis. In this context, the company also announces that it is seeking an IPO via SPAC and has received commitments from Microsoft, American Airlines, Avolon, Honeywell and Rolls-Royce.
May 31, 2021 - 05:22 pm
Rolls-Royce confirms their first BEV is under development
Rolls-Royce is working on its first electric car. CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös confirmed the news and revealed that the future RR electric car is called Silent Shadow. The luxury carmaker has not yet revealed information on the technical specifications or the market launch.
Mar 13, 2021 - 08:21 pm
Zero-emission aviation to take off in Norway from 2026
Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and aircraft designer Tecnam have teamed up with Norwegian regional airline Widerøe to deploy an all-electric passenger aircraft by 2026. The electric aircraft called P-Volt will seat nine people.
Jan 12, 2021 - 03:12 pm
German carmakers increase electric car sales
German carmakers Porsche, Audi, VW and the BMW Group, have published sales figures for 2020. Although overall sales declined, their sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids still saw a significant increase. In some cases, these now account for a double-digit share of total sales.
May 4, 2020 - 01:34 pm
Airbus officially puts the lid on hybrid plane project
Airbus has now officially announced the end of the ‘E-Fan X’ development project that it had launched in 2017 together with Siemens and Rolls-Royce. The aim was to equip a 100-seat regional aircraft with a hybrid-electric drive train by 2020.
Mar 15, 2020 - 06:40 pm
Carmakers to step up to help combat Coronavirus
To help combat the spread of Covid-19, BYD says it is now among the world’s largest manufacturers of medical face masks and disinfectants after retooling a plant in China. Meanwhile, the British government is asking carmakers to turn to make respirators.
Dec 21, 2019 - 02:00 pm
Rolls-Royce & ACCEL aim for fastest electric aircraft
With the combined efforts of Rolls-Royce and ACCEL, the electric plane that is supposed to break the speed record for e-planes has progressed. The design of the plane has now been presented – the date for the attempt is looming in spring 2020.
Nov 6, 2019 - 12:11 am
BMW to add 4,000 charge points at DE-sites
The BMW Group plans to install more than 4,100 charging points for electric cars at its German locations by 2021. Primarily intended for employees, around half of the charging points will also be accessible to the public.
Jun 19, 2019 - 06:33 pm
First order: Ampaire’s hybrid aircraft Cessna 337
A few days after the maiden flight of its hybrid aircraft based on a Cessna 337, Ampaire announces its first order. Personal Airline Exchange (PAX) has ordered 50 of the converted parallel hybrid aircraft, with an option for 50 more.
Feb 23, 2019 - 04:16 pm
Scandlines improving four hybrid ferries
Scandlines is upgrading to more efficient thrusters on four of its hybrid ferries. These are engine components located at each corner of the ferry. The new thrusters achieve a more homogeneous flow through the water, which causes less noise and vibration.
Feb 2, 2019 - 06:35 pm
Series-ready hybrid yacht from Sunseeker and RR
British luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International and Rolls-Royce have agreed to present the first production yacht with hybrid propulsion system from Rolls-Royce subsidiary MTU next year. The new system was recently unveiled at Boot Düsseldorf.
Jan 7, 2019 - 05:18 pm
ACCEL: Rolls-Royce engineers aim to build faster e-aircraft
Engineers from Rolls-Royce and their partners have set themselves the goal of developing the world’s fastest electric aircraft as part of the ACCEL (Accelerating the Electrification of Flight) project. The model is expected to reach 480 km/hand take off for the first time in 2020.
Sep 9, 2018 - 07:53 pm
Rolls-Royce preparing 2020 market launch of hybrid ship motors
Rolls-Royce has announced their intention of bringing a series of fully integrated hybrid ship motors of the MTU brand to the market in 2020. The motor systems will be used for yachts, working ships, ferries and patrol boats in a performance area from 1 to 4 MW.
Aug 20, 2018 - 02:15 pm
Rolls-Royce presents Li-ion battery for ships
Rolls-Royce is launching a lithium-ion based energy storage system for ships. This is the first time the British propulsion specialist will deliver batteries to fit their drives as such units were previously supplied by an external party. The SAVe Energy system is modular.
Jul 18, 2018 - 04:23 pm
Aston Martin & RR both envisioning luxurious air taxis
Aston Martin presents the Vision Volante Concept, a study of a premium VTOL with hybrid propulsion. Whether the three-seater will ever take-off on a mass scale is uncertain. Yet Aston is on to something as Rolls-Royce also issued their version of an air taxi.
May 15, 2018 - 03:59 pm
RR CEO: “Rolls-Royce will be ‘full electric’ by 2040”
The Queen Mom of premium brands, Rolls Royce is gearing for complete electrification, albeit rather measuredly so. 2040 will be the year Rolls Royce will be “full electric” CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said in his latest interview.
Mar 19, 2018 - 04:07 pm
Rolls-Royce to look into supercap technology
Rolls-Royce has signed a collaboration agreement with Superdielectrics, a UK startup that has been working on novel polymers. Together they want to create what they call “very high energy storage technology,” in other words, supercapacitors.
Jan 25, 2018 - 10:50 am
Details about BMW’s future electric line-up
BMW has skipped its plans for an electric i5 and i9 but seeks to replace the latter through a smaller but spacious i7. That is at least what Georg Kacher says, known as insider to the branch. Moreover, the BMW i3 shall get a successor called iX1.