Rolls Royce Spectre EV completes winter testing in Arctic Circle

On the path to becoming an all-electric automaker by the end of the decade, Rolls-Royce has completed winter testing of their first electric offering, the Rolls-Royce Spectre EV.

The British automaker took the luxury EV to their testing facility in Arjeplog, Sweden, just 55km (34 miles) outside the Arctic Circle, where temperatures can reach a prairie-like -40°C.

While there some of the basic functions of the Spectre EV were tested, including the performance of the HVAC system in the extreme cold.

Rolls-Royce did share some images and video of the winter testing, but the Spectre EV was still covered in the same camouflage as when it was first announced last year.

One design element we have seen is the infamous ‘Sprit of Ecstacy’, which has been redesigned to be more aerodynamic to help with its impressive 0.26 drag coefficient.

With winter testing out of the way, the Spectre EV has now completed one quarter of its planned 2.5 million km (1.55M miles) testing program.

The automaker says the first deliveries will begin before the end of 2023, so we will likely see the full design later this year.

You can watch some of the winter testing in the video below.

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