The last thing a kiddie ride needs is servicing or reconditioning. Not with this Rolls-Royce kiddie ride, though. The Rolls-Royce SRH electric car created for St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, has recently underwent its 100,000 m service.
You heard that right. And it is nothing extravagant. This particular mini EV from Rolls-Royce is the ride of choice by little patients of St. Richard’s Hospital. It is used by children to drive themselves from the ward to the theater for their operations.
In this 100,000 m (100 km or 62 miles) service, the luxury British marque renewed the paintwork and restored other elements to their original condition after it has completed 2,000 journeys.
The Rolls-Royce SRH was a bespoke project for the hospital for brightening the young patients day when it its time for their operations. The ride recently returned to the marque’s Global Centre of Luxury Manufacturing Excellence at Goodwood for the said service.
The mini EV was built in 2017 and went into service with the hospital in the same year.
It is a beautiful ride even a grown person would want. It has a seat handmade from wood and padded with upholstered seam-free, medical-grade vinyl, handcrafted treadplates, laser-etched RR badge with Spirit of Ecstasy mascot, and 3D-printed dash, wheel caps and spaces and trim pieces.
It has a very modest top speed of just 4 mph because, hospital corridors ain’t no open roads.