Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös has downplayed the possibility of an electric vehicle on numerous occasions but a new report is indicating the company has reversed course.

Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös has downplayed the possibility of an electric vehicle on numerous occasions but a new report is indicating the company has reversed course.

In an interview with Auto Express, Rolls-Royce's Head of Bespoke Sales and Marketing said "customers loved" the electric 102EX concept and an "electric powertrain is something very true to Rolls Royce, it’s effortless, there’s huge amounts of torque and it is perfectly quiet.”

Interestingly, this contradicts statements from Müller-Ötvös who has previously said customers weren't impressed by the 102EX as they found the said 200 km (124 miles) range and 20 hour recharging time were "not acceptable."

Regardless, Richard Collar said the company is concerned about the range of electric vehicles as customers “don’t accept compromise.”

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