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Rolls Royce has announced plans to deliver its first EV, the Spectre two-door coupe. The company plans for customers to get their hands on this vehicle late next year, with plans for the brand to become fully electric by 2030. 

The company has estimated that the Spectre will travel up to 260 miles on a fully charged battery, deliver 577 horsepower and zip from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. The Spectre is said to be priced above $400,000.  

The car is to be expected to have a range of 320 miles/520 kilometers WLTP and offer 900Nm of torque from its 430kW powertrain. 

The four-seater fashions 23-inch wheels and has the brand’s widest ever grille. The company has said that inspiration has been drawn from haute couture, modernist sculpture, nautical design, tailoring and contemporary art. 

“This is the start of a bold new chapter for our marque, our extraordinary clients and the luxury industry. For this reason, I believe Spectre is the most perfect product that Rolls-Royce has ever produced.” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. 

This will not be the most expensive EV on the market. Both Rimac and Pininfarina began producing $2.5 million battery-electric hypercars this summer.  

Unlike many of its competitors, Rolls-Royce has skipped the hybrid phase and is just becoming a fully electric brand. 

The Spectre marks a historic moment for Rolls-Royce and for electrification. Their new commitment to electrifying their entire portfolio will push Rolls-Royce into the electric era and enhance the experience for its customers.