Batteries have the power to save some of the world's best cars.
So let me get this out of the way early. Some cars are made to be driven for excitement, others for comfort.
This is what my opinion is founded on. The mage above is of a rather lovely Bentley RT Mulliner. Not many of these were made. Essentially, there were a few left over Turbo RTs and Bentley handed them over to Mulliner to customise and sell to the most discerning customers. Some of them turned out beautifully, others a little less tasteful.
Get to the point.
Like so many luxury cars from the last century, these were beatutifully made, from the best materials. Effortlessly comfortable and elegantly styled. Today, though, they're let down by their engines, which were dirty and drank like a bad habit, even when new.
Electricity is the answer. These cars were made to be comfy, quiet and luxurious. To this day, these cars still posses these quialities but are becoming far from useable on a daily basis. batteries would change this.
They'd still be comfy, luxurious and even more quiet. They'd be allowed in every city, and would get access to more power than they ever really had new with the right setup.
With these upsides, would losing a big dirty engine really be a negative in a luxury car? In a sports car, yes, but in a luxury car? I don't think so.
What do you think?