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NZ’s Jason Momoa’s (aka Aquaman) stunning 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, converted to clean electric power by Electrogenic, features in star’s TV series ‘On The Roam’

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II EV

The internationally renowned British EV technology company, Electrogenic, has revealed that the stunning 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II it recently converted to clean, all-electric power was completed for a very special customer: Jason Momoa – star of Game of Thrones, Aquaman and Dune.

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II EV

The all-electric Phantom and Electrogenic’s talented team of engineers and fabricators play a starring role in Momoa’s documentary series, On The Roam, which is available to watch now on Discovery+ and HBO Max. The series follows Momoa as he travels around the world, meeting extraordinary individuals blazing their own creative paths – from craftsmen and motorcycle fabricators, to musicians and athletes.

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II EV

On The Roam captures the painstaking process of converting the remarkable Rolls-Royce Phantom II, which features original coachwork by HJ Mulliner & Co, to electric drive. Working closely with Momoa, a car enthusiast who’s deeply passionate about the environment, Electrogenic has given the stately Phantom II the silent, effortless powertrain that Charles Rolls and Sir Henry Royce – both early pioneers of electric motors – would have perhaps chosen had the technology been available to them.  

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II EV

Jason Momoa, said: “In order to pull off this dream project, I had to find the right partner. I needed a team that would appreciate the stored history of this car while updating its technology. Electrogenic is all about honouring vintage cars. Making them electric without losing any of the vehicle’s character. They were the perfect fit.

Steve Drummond, Director, Electrogenic, added: “We’re delighted to finally reveal the full details of this car to the world. It has been a labour of love for everyone at Electrogenic, and a lot of fun, working with Jason over the course of 18 months to bring his vision to life.

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II EV

“Our team of engineers, programmers and fabricators have poured their hearts and souls into Jason’s beautiful Phantom II. This is undoubtedly the most complex classic car EV conversion ever undertaken, so the stunning results really are a testament to the world-leading talents of our team. We’re immensely proud of the finished car, and humbled that Jason entrusted us with this landmark project.

“Now, for our work and team to be showcased on screen by Jason alongside other passionate craftspeople, really is the icing on the cake. It’s the perfect way to celebrate this Phantom II, which is now future-proofed for another hundred years of stately motoring.”

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II EV

Electrogenic, also famed for its range of revolutionary, award winning, ‘drop-in’ EV conversion kits for popular models – offered in the UK, USA and beyond by its partner-installer network – has sympathetically modernised this jewel of British automotive history. The 1929 Phantom II now packs a whisper-quiet, effortlessly powerful electric powertrain, featuring Electrogenic’s proprietary EV technology. The Phantom’s sublime original aesthetics and timeless features are retained, and as with all of Electrogenic’s projects, the conversion is entirely reversible.

The car was originally powered by a gargantuan 7.7-litre pushrod straight-six engine, producing between 40 and 50bhp, bolted directly to a four-speed, non-synchromesh manual gearbox. In standard configuration, Rolls-Royce claimed a top speed of ‘well over 80mph’. Now, the petrol engine and gearbox have been carefully removed and replaced by 93kWh of batteries, which have been precision-integrated into the existing structure of the car. 

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II EV

The batteries feed an electric motor mounted between the chassis rails via a custom single-speed direct drive transmission, channelling 150kW and 310Nm of torque to a fixed reduction gear, which in turn delivers 1,000Nm to the prop shaft. The systems are all seamlessly linked and managed by a bespoke suite of software – all developed in-house by Electrogenic’s engineers.

As with every Electrogenic conversion, the battery configuration has been tailored specifically to the model in question; all housed within the car’s original architecture, no modifications are made to the structure itself. This is made possible thanks to Electrogenic’s world-leading battery system design capabilities.

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II EV

In the case of the Phantom II, Electrogenic has made use of the considerable space vacated by the engine and gearbox, installing the batteries under the bonnet and between the chassis rails.

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