Evice reveals its reimagined electric Rolls-Royce prototype

Evicefounders[LtoR]WillBurdett,CTO;MatthewPearson,CEOandCharlieMetcalfe,COO
Evicefounders[LtoR]WillBurdett,CTO;MatthewPearson,CEOandCharlieMetcalfe,COO

Evice was founded in 2023 by three forward-thinking British car lovers on a mission to create the definitive electric reimaginings of iconic classic cars.

As part of a “ground-up” two-year development programme that includes its in-house 800V electrical architecture, static testing of the first prototype, R001 – a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow – is now underway. Road testing is set to commence this Autumn.

The Rolls-Royce Corniche and Bentley T-Series join the Silver Shadow in the Evice launch portfolio of iconic models from British motoring history.  Evice is meticulously reimagining each model from the ground up, carefully considering, testing and refining every detail with a curated ecosystem of best-in class technology partners and craftspeople. Delivery of the first commissioned model will be made in Spring 2026.

Evice Co-Founder and CEO, Matthew Pearson, comments; “The original Roll-Royce and Bentley models were the epitome of style, elegance and refinement and we want to future-proof these icons for years to come. By integrating smooth, silent 800V electric power, we are elevating these classics to new heights, surpassing the capabilities of their previous combustion engines. We choose electric not out of necessity, but out of a desire to make cars that are better, purer, and more enjoyable.

“Our ground-up approach to design, engineering, and testing is core to our business, ensuring that every Evice creation is beautiful, effortless, and truly unique. We believe our cars will inspire the next generation of car enthusiasts, breathing new life into the classics sector and setting a new standard for the electric, emission-free future of motoring.”

Supported by a sophisticated thermal management system, Evice is pioneering a best-in-class, fully integrated electric architecture.  Each model is being re-energised with Evice’s in-house-developed 800-volt electrical system.  This technology future-proofs for maximum efficiencies and reduced charging times, as well as enabling a lighter and more compact packaging solution.  Smooth, silent and powerful, every system has been designed to capture and improve upon the essence and character of the original car.

Active suspension and an upgraded braking system add dynamic composure, all while maintaining the effortless, cloud-like ride synonymous with the Rolls-Royce and Bentley marques.  The new 400hp powertrain will allow owners to enjoy a dynamic and effortless driving experience with the confidence of a range in excess of 200 miles, thanks to a 77kWh battery.

Six months into a two-year development programme, R001 is being meticulously tested to ensure durability, reliability and seamless compatibility between all systems, with the end goal of an unparalleled driving experience.  Ahead of road testing this Autumn, all safety critical systems are being tested and in-house software and hardware are now moving from design to manufacture, ready for installation.

Reimagining iconic classics also unlocks the opportunity for sympathetic integration of additional modern features and technology. Heated and ventilated electrically adjustable seats, an air-conditioning system with full climate control and an upgraded audio system with an additional sub-woofer are all standard features.  Infotainment screens to support wireless Apple CarPlay and reversing cameras are incorporated discreetly too, hidden from view when desired.  

As an exclusive, low volume business, Evice offers a curated and collaborative customer journey, ensuring that each commission is tailored and reimagined to the owner’s vision of perfection.  The brand’s bespoke program leaves no request unexplored, with every stitch, hue and feature tailored to a customer’s exact specification.

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