Luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce said it will produce only electric cars by 2030, joining premium brands making the switch such as Volkswagen’s Bentley and Jaguar’s Land Rover.
The BMW-owned brand said its first fully electric powered car, named Spectre, will be on the market in the fourth quarter of 2023, with testing to begin soon.
“With this product we set out our credentials for the full electrification of our entire product portfolio by 2030,” said Torsten Muller-Otvos, CEO of Rolls-Royce, which is based in the south of England.
“By then, Rolls-Royce will no longer be in the business of producing or selling any internal combustion engine products,” Muller-Otvos added.
BMW has not set an end date for producing fossil fuel burning cars, instead setting a goal of 50 percent electric vehicle production by 2030, but its subsidiary Mini said in March it would go all-electric by the end of the decade.
Tata Motors’ Jaguar Land Rover will go all-electric by 2025, Volkswagen’s luxury unit Bentley Motors by 2030, and Mercedes Benz maker Daimler by the same year, if market conditions allow.