The drive to electric chauffeur cars

Luxury electric powered passenger vehicles are nothing new. Electric taxi cabs first rolled onto the streets of London in 1897. On today’s London streets you will start to see the emergence of modern luxury hybrid and electric vehicles (EV) such as the Mercedes EQV and hybrid S-Class and Range Rover. With the electric Rolls-Royce in development the super-luxury sector will soon be catered for. Discover the future of electric chauffeur-driven travel.

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Bentley Continental Supersports

Disclaimer: In no way could this car be described as a chauffeur car, but as it is a Bentley and loosely related to the four door Bentley Continental Flying Spur, I thought it was worth mentioning!

Some cars are bred to be driven and some are born to be driven by. The new Bentley Continental Supersports is of the former camp. In essence it is a stripped down, Continental GT: leaner, meaner and faster.

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Rolls-Royce 200EX – a new Silver Ghost?

Rolls-Royce decided to unveil their new “Baby Rolls” at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Previously tagged the RR4, the 200EX as it is now known may perhaps be called “Silver Ghost” when it goes into production during 2010. Originally the name “Silver Ghost” was used to emphasise the spooky quietness of the Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP model, that was dubbed “the best car in the world” by Autocar in 1907.

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Bentley Continental Flying Spur

After the tremendous success of their 2003 Continental GT, Bentley Motors introduced the Continental Flying Spur in 2005. The Continental GT, a two door, grand tourer in the grandest sense was a instant hit for Bentley. What really set the GT apart from many other grand tourers was the fact that this car was designed from the offset to reach 200 mph.

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The Spirit of Ecstasy

The Spirit of Ecstasy has been a standard feature of Rolls-Royce motor cars since 1911.

“Rolls-Royce were keen to design their own mascot because some Rolls-Royce owners were commissioning their own designs, which were not always in keeping with the ethos of the company. So Rolls-Royce’s Claude Johnson (often known as the hyphen in the name Rolls-Royce) commissioned Charles Sykes to create the now infamous ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’.”

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