The Rolls Royce Ghost Hybrid
The Rolls Royce Ghost, an ever so slightly smaller Rolls than the venerable Phantom, will be offered with a hybrid drivetrain starting in 2011. The gas/electric hybrid will not be capable of plugging in to charge which is a shame, largely due to the lack of effective battery storage space at just 0.6kW/h of lithium-ion goodness. The Ghost Hybrid will be based around the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 platform, meaning it has been tried and tested about as thoroughly as you can test a vehicle platform.
It is expected that the Ghost will go for a tad more than the $245,000USD sticker price of the non-hybrid model, although in cities like London, where there is a congestion charge for vehicles except those that are fully electric or hybrid electric, the Ghost might be a solid option for that penny pinching CEO.
Rolls Royce Ghost Hybrid Specifications
6.2-litre V12 563bhp, 575lb ft petrol engine
20kW/155lb ft electric motor
0.6kW/h lithium-ion battery pack
0-60mph in 4.7 seconds
Electronically limited top speed of 155 MPH
Estimated 20.8 MPG