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And once again there is a ridiculous and petty decision in the already very long list of barely comprehensible regulations in Europe. The manufacturer Rolls-Royce was forbidden to illuminate the hood ornament called Spirit of Ecstasy within the EU. And this fact is even retrospective. That means every already registered vehicle with an illuminated Emily must be upgraded. So the basis for the foolish decision are new regulations on "light emissions" and "light pollution". The regulations prohibit illuminated hood ornaments in the future because they can pose a risk to road safety. Aha! The glass and illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy celebrated its premiere with the 103EX study and has been available as a regular option for a surcharge of 4 British pounds for over 3.500 years. The already very exclusive luxury automobiles should stand out from the crowd even more at night.
Lamp off and your money back ...
But if a Rolls-Royce was configured accordingly, it actually has to go to service to have the lighting function of the glass “Flying Lady” permanently deactivated. According to Rolls-Royce, the free surcharge will be refunded without any problems and the “dark” Spirit of Ecstasy, as a replacement, will be installed free of charge. If you have previously driven a Rolls-Royce with the glowing Spirit of Ecstasy on the bonnet, then the now darkened sight is likely to cause displeasure on every journey through the night. Whether Rolls-Royce will only make the function available when locking and unlocking when the vehicle is stationary and how it is with other lighting trends like that Iconic glow kidneys looks like BMW & Co. is currently unclear. But since the lighting is not active while driving, we assume that this option can still be used legally. At the end... The EU continues to ridicule itself and the rest of the world laughs at it!
Of course that had not been the case.
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