Rolls Royce, Ford, Volvo and others will not be presenting their cars at the Paris auto show this year. As cars become more like computers, manufacturers are seeking new ways to connect with customers.
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Rolls Royce may consider building an electric car to comply with European Union emissions regulations, says the head of the BMW division that owns Rolls.
I’m fairly turned off to infographics these days, as many are simply a lot of colors and squiggly lines with little substance. However, some really good ones come across my desk from time to time. Thanks to a good friend, Amber Archangel, I’ve got a great one to share. The infographic was created for Car Leasing Made […]
There had been talk of building an all-electric or diesel Rolls-Royce, but those plans have been dropped in favor of a BMW-sourced hybrid drivetrain.
This custom MINI Cooper was spotted in Hong Kong. While it looks cool it’s actually not out of the question since BMW owns both Rolls Royce and Mini.
Big, bold, British luxury car maker Rolls-Royce is putting the next-generation Phantom on a strict diet and plug-in hybrid workout plan.
In response to world governments limiting the number of internal combustion cars on the road, Rolls Royce is working on a plug in hybrid built on BMW’s new ActiveHybrid 7.
Why would a company create a functioning electric car, only to announce they’ll never build it? You’d have to ask Rolls-Royce, as they have done just that with an all-electric version of their Rolls-Royce Phantom. Based on the Phantom ultra-luxury car, which was originally equipped with a V12 engine, window curtains, dining tables in the back, suicide doors, brisk acceleration, and much more, Rolls-Royce executives has stated this car will never see production…but that doesn’t make it any less cool.
Rolls-Royce buyers are different from most people. They don’t accept things like “compromise”, and that’s why representatives from Rolls-Royce have said their customers won’t accept a diesel version of the compny’s ultra-lux sedans. “A diesel has a lot of low-end torque,” said a source within the company. “But (Rolls’) customers are not going to cop […]
It could be argued that, since the dawn of the 21st Century, no car has screamed “new money” louder than Volkswagen’s Bentley Continental coupes (yeah, they’re built off the Volkswagen Phaeton platform – sorry to be the one to break it to you). That might not be a fair statement to make about a single […]
Remember those years before 2008, when all the cool kids drove around in jacked-up 4×4 Hummers? The boys at British luxury brand Bentley sure do, and (in the spirit of sincere, environmental responsibility) they’ve confirmed to Auto Motor und Sport that they’re cooking up a new, massively expensive, 3 ton (!) SUV. Why, you ask? […]
Rolls-Royce is known for building some of the quietest cars on the road. Unfortunately for Rolls, however, another carmaker is stealing headlines for its automotive quietness … and it’s not one of Rolls’ usual suspects, like Maybach or Bentley. No – the ultra-quiet cars in question come from Toyota, Nissan, and Chevrolet, who have been […]
[social_buttons] During a quick conversation I had with Richard Carter, Rolls-Royce’s Director of Global Communications, at the LA Auto Show this afternoon, he confirmed to me that rumors Rolls is working on an electric luxury car are true, and that it is quite possible that the release will happen within the next year—although initially it […]
[social_buttons] You know electric cars are serious when even Rolls Royce is considering ditching fossil fuel for electrons. The maker of luxury cars renowned the world over for their opulence is seriously considering having an electric version of its luxo-bargo Phantom on the road as early as next year… just in time for the 2012 […]
[social_buttons] At the Eco-Aviation Conference in Washington, Air New Zealand’s Chief Pilot Captain David Morgan announced the company’s findings on a test flight from last December. Powered by a combination of biofuel and jet fuel, the test resulted in a fuel savings of 1.2%. It also cut CO2 emissions by over 60%! While a 1.2% […]
Rolls Royce and British Airways cannot find 15,000 gallons of biofuels for intensive ground testing that meets volume, sustainability, and performance criteria. Due to lack of biofuels supply, the companies have suspended their testing program. Rolls Royce planned to test four alternative fuels on a RB211 engine taken from one of British Airway’s Boeing 747 […]
After postponing the flight for about a month, Air New Zealand has become the first airline to test a 50/50 blend of second generation jatropha biodiesel and standard A1 jet fuel in a Boeing 747-400 passenger jet. The company has hailed the test as a milestone for commercial aviation. [social_buttons] The flight lasted two hours […]
[social_buttons] On December 3rd, Air New Zealand will be the first commercial airline to power one of its jets with a second generation non-food biofuel made from the Jatropha plant. Jatropha is viewed as having a huge potential as a major source of oil for sustainable biofuel production.