Motoring: The Rolls-Royce Spectre sets the template for the brand’s electric future

The first-ever electric car from this iconic brand is magnificent

Rolls Royce Spectre: the brand’s first electric car comes 123 years after it was predicted by its co-founder. Pictures: Mark Fagelson Photography

It could be said that it has taken Rolls-Royce 123 years to bring its first electric car to market. One of the luxury brand’s founders, Charles Stewart Rolls, is quoted as saying that “the electric car is perfectly noiseless and clean. There is no smell or vibration. They should become very useful when fixed charging stations can be arranged.”

This comes from a magazine article published in 1900, four years before Rolls met Henry Royce ...