Rolls-Royce has announced the completion of winter testing of its new all-electric Spectre, 55 kilometres from the Arctic Circle.
The zero-emission vehicle has endured -40˚C temperatures at a specialist facility in Arjeplog, Sweden, with the extreme weather testing conducted to ensure that all systems work at a basic level despite the external conditions.
Following more than half a million kilometres of testing, around 25% of its total pre-production tests have been completed.
With the winter testing phase completed, Spectre will continue its global testing programme, with nearly two million kilometres still left to be completed.
Mihiar Ayoubi, Director of Engineering, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said: “Refining the all-electric drivetrain that underpins Spectre challenges the very definition of engineering. The departure from internal combustion engines allows us to significantly increase the processing power of our individual components and create a Decentralised Intelligence.
“We refer to this unprecedented era, where we benefit from a multi-control, multi-channel and highly interconnected electronic and electric powertrain architecture, as ‘Rolls-Royce 3.0’.”
First customer deliveries of the electric vehicle is expected in the fourth quarter of 2023.