It is no secret that car manufacturers are looking to add more electric cars to their portfolios. In fact, it is something they will have to do sooner or later, as gasoline and diesel cars are doomed to disappear in the European Union after 2035.
Car manufacturers have been announcing their plans to switch to electric cars for a couple of years now, and the latest company to join the trend is Rolls-Royce of England, which has confirmed that it will only produce electric cars from 2030 onwards. The most interesting point is that Rolls-Royce does not have any electric cars on the road yet.
Rolls-Royce has its own plans to manufacture electric cars only starting from 2030
Starting from 2030, Rolls-Royce plans to produce only electric cars. The first vehicle in this class will be the Spectre, which is yet to be announced. The first models are expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2023.
We don’t know a lot about this new car. In fact, Rolls-Royce has not revealed any specifications or technical details. There are only some camouflaged car photos in our hands. The shape of the Spectre appears to be somewhat similar to the Rolls-Royce Wraith, but we won’t know for sure until we actually see the car. We do know that the firm has already a long development schedule, with almost 2.5 million kilometers of testing planned.
BMW expects half of its production to be electric cars by 2030
It is striking that BMW, the firm’s parent company, has not yet set a date for the end of combustion cars, beyond the fact that it expects half of its production to be electric cars by 2030. Mini, for its part, intends to go fully electric by the end of the decade.
Other luxury brands that have confirmed their plans to go full electric are Jaguar (2025), Bentley (2030) and Mercedes Benz (2030, if market conditions are favorable). Other brands, such as Ferrari and Lamborghini, are not so convinced and want the European Union to make an exception for their super sports cars.