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Rolls Royce Electric Limousine May Hit Streets in 2012
Posted By Timon Singh On January 20, 2011 @ 2:30 pm In automotive,Green Transportation | 1 Comment
Electric transmissions  are jump starting everything from domestic vehicles  to public transportion  these days, so it was only a matter of time before we heard about an electric limo in the works. Rolls Royce  CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes recently hinted that the company is working on an electric, zero emissions limousine – and they may roll it out as soon as 2012.
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With parent company BMW planning a super luxurious ‘green car’ for the rich and famous in time for the 2012 Olympics, the pressure is on Rolls Royce to do something similar — especially since the company’s flagship £300,000 Phantom currently manages just 15 miles to the gallon.
Speaking to The Daily Mail , Mr. Mueller Oetvoes said that an experimental super-green electric Rolls-Royce would be a “good idea.” Rumours are already circulating of a Rolls Royce that will ferry VIPs around the 2012 Olympics  capable of running on either electric power or a fuel cell.
It seems there is definitely a market for a green Rolls — celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Cheryl Cole both own Rolls Royces yet proclaim their love for the environment. Muller Oetvoes said that ‘all options’ for alternatively-fuelled vehicles are being considered, so it is almost certain that Rolls Royce has something up their sleeve for 2012.
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 Electric transmissions: http://www.inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+vehicle
 public transportion: http://inhabitat.com/londons-hybrid-double-decker-bus-officially-unveiled-today/
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