Rolls-Royce builds electric car for children to drive to surgery

Heading to surgery can be a daunting experience, even for adults.

With this in mind, Rolls-Royce has built an electric car for children to drive on their way to the operating room.

Prior to the Roller, The St. Richard’s Hospital in West Sussex, England had had a toy Jeep that children could drive from the ward to the operating room to help ease their minds prior to surgery.

However, since the Jeep was beginning to get a bit worn, people from the hospital got in contact with Rolls-Royce to see if they could help them get it replaced.


The result was a hand-build Rolls-Royce SRH, powered by a 24-volt battery with a top speed of 10 mph. Additionally, the SRH features a Rolls Royce badge on the front and license plate in the back. It can be limited to as low as 4 mph and does not feature a horn.

The car was built in Goodwood, England and was unveiled at the hospital on Wednesday.

“It’s wonderful seeing a smiley face on the way to [the operation room], rather than an apprehensive one, and everyone caring for children at St Richard’s is so grateful to Rolls-Royce for this unique donation,” said Sue Nicholls, Pediatric Matron at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. “We know boys and girls alike will love driving it and in the coming years it will help turn a daunting experience into a more fun and enjoyable one for hundreds and hundreds of children.”