Bentley may launch its first electric car in 2025January 2, 2020
The model will use a new technology of solid fuel batteries with increased efficiency. According to the brand leader, electrification will play a key role in the future of the company.
Speaking recently, Bentley Chairman and CEO Adrian Hallmark said that electrification will play a key role in the future of the British car manufacturer.
“2025 is the earliest time that a Bentley can get a trustworthy battery. Therefore, the next phase of our investment will be electrified. ” – noted Hallmark.
According to preliminary information, a modified PPE platform created jointly by Porsche and Audi will be used for electric Bentley. In addition, solid fuel batteries can form the basis of power supply. It’s too early to talk about this, but the first samples of serial batteries may appear in the mid-20s. They will be about 30% lighter than classic lithium-ion.
Regarding what kind of model might turn out to be the first electric car, the top manager said: “Maybe we use one of the existing models. However, this is not a simple rework, when they try to put a battery and an electric motor in a car with ICE. ”
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