Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will debut a Phantom EV concept car at the Geneva auto show.
The car, known as the Phantom Experimental Electric (EE) or 102EX, will serve as a test vehicle for the ultra-luxury carmaker, helping it to make future decisions on alternative drivetrains for Rolls-Royce, the company said in a statement.
"We have engineered the world's first battery electric vehicle for the ultra-luxury segment," CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said, speaking from the company's headquarters in Goodwood.
"With this vehicle, we begin an exploration into alternative drive-trains, seeking clarity on which alternative technologies may be suitable to drive Rolls-Royce motor cars of the future."
Rolls-Royce intends to send the 102EX on a global tour which will include Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, allowing owners and enthusiasts to test drive the EV and provide feedback. The company says it has no plans at present to produce EVs.