Tag: Rolls-Royce

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nov 28, 2017 - 04:22 pm

100-seater hybrid aircraft to take-off in 2020

Airbus, Siemens and Rolls Royce announce a hybrid airplane ready to take-off in 2020, thus bringing the dream of electric flying in close proximity. The E-Fan X will fly regional routes first and serve to propel electric aviation.

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Jul 5, 2017 - 08:16 am

Rolls Royce, VW, Microsoft, AMG, Formula E.

All or nothing: Rolls Royce will not bridge to the electric era via hybrid propulsion but go straight to electric if battery technology allows, said CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös. While he sees the future of motoring in electric drivetrains, esp. those from parent company BMW, he also assumes the firm’s clients would not accept “compromise” in the meantime. In terms of autonomy, RR is literally in the luxurious position, that most of its customers have a chauffeur anyway and thus care little for a self-driving Royce.
autocar.co.uk

VW-GenE-conceptFuture Mobility Days 2017 just happened at Volkswagen in Germany, where the company presented the Gen.E concept that some see as the next-gen electric Golf. There has been no confirmation and little information however, apart form a lightweight platform and a 400km range. The star of the show was supposed to be a mobile robot charging EVs autonomously.
carscoops.com, electrek.co

Buy an EV online: Microsoft Sweden has teamed up with local EV dealer EVEN Electric to find digital paths to the minds and homes of potential electric car drivers. The idea is to set up a website that offers price comparisons but also services around EVs.
insideevs.com

Hybrid family from AMG: Mercedes performance label has spawned a new line of hybrid ‘53’ powertrains, starting with the CLS 53. Coupling the novel 320kW 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine and a 50kW electric motor, the system is to deliver 370kW combined.
motoring.com.au

The Tesla way: The Formula E is anything but profitable and burned up a net loss of almost 34m euros at end-July 2016 when costs accelerated. However, the loss is almost half of that a year before and so it looks like the electric racing series could be on track to break even.
reuters.com, telegraph.co.uk

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/04/04/rolls-royce-completes-winter-testing-for-the-spectre/
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