Rolls Royce 'consider electric car'

The chief executive of Rolls-Royce has said that an electric car from the brand remains a possibility.

Torsten Muller-Otvos told the BBC that the motor company is considering all options for alternatively-fuelled vehicles but stressed it was not going to make "any rash decisions".

Industry speculation over a possible electric model from Rolls-Royce have been rife in recent years, with some rumours suggesting such a vehicle would be unveiled by the end of 2010.

Mr Muller-Otvos' comments come after the company announced record car sales for 2010. It saw sales rise year-on-year by 171% - more than double the previous record set in 2008.

The company said that all regions demonstrated significant sales growth, with particularly strong results seen in Asia Pacific, the USA and the Middle East.

The USA remained the biggest single market for Rolls-Royce in 2010, followed by China and the UK.

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