Rolls Royce Customers to Add Sockets to Their Mansions

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A plug-in hybrid is inevitable, says the company.

With many tighter emissions restrictions already enforced worldwide andnumerous more on the way, Rolls Royce and other premium manufacturers will be forcedto roll out plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles as part of their lineups.Speaking to Auto Express at the Geneva Motor Show, Rolls Royce boss TorstenMuller-Otvos confirmed that a plug-in hybrid Rolls “will be essential intwo years, maybe not from customer demand but through legal regulation onemissions”.

A hybrid Spirit of Ecstasy model is likely to borrow its platform from parent company, BMW, which is currently featuring a combination of aturbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor on its upcoming X5eDrive. The most likely pioneer model for a hybrid Rolls would be the next-generationPhantom, though no final confirmation is currently available.

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