Bentley does not plan to release an electric car until 2026March 7, 2020
Bentley has an ambitious plan to electrify the entire lineup by 2023, but this does not mean that the British manufacturer of exotic cars will soon rush to launch its first model with zero emissions.
“We will launch our first electric model in the mid-2020s, because we expect that in five years, an increase in power density or the introduction of solid state batteries will increase productivity by 30%.”
This is what Bentley boss Adrian Hallmark told Top Gear in a recent interview, basically confirming that we are four to five years from the launch of the first all-electric car. Hallmark acknowledged that assortment and price are by far the most serious problems for consumers today, and batteries need to get better and more affordable before Bentley decides to switch to the EV EV.
“The price of batteries is six times the price of an engine, and the price of an engine is 20% of the price tag of a car,” said Hallmark, illustrating the current situation.
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