Bentley reveals details of the first electric carNovember 16, 2020
The Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept, unveiled last year, showcases the automaker’s vision for a luxury electric vehicle.
Bentley said the batteries it will power its first all-electric car, slated to debut in 2025, will be an evolution of the current lithium-ion type, not new battery technology such as solid-state.
The lithium-ion batteries used in Bentley’s electric vehicles will be upgrades to existing technologies, citing better energy density, better power density, faster recharging and lower cost, Rabe said.
Matthias Rabe, following the release of its first electric vehicle in 2025, Bentley will introduce a “family” of electrified models. The date is significant because that’s when Bentley will be able to use the new EV architecture.
“2025 will be a big step because we will have access to a new platform that will truly enable us to create a true Bentley with such advanced performance,” said Rabe.
Bentley has not disclosed what platform its electric vehicle will use. This is expected to be the parent Volkswagen Group’s new Premium Platform Electric (PPE), which is currently being developed by Porsche and Audi.
Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark previously stated that the launch date for the automaker’s first electric vehicle would allow battery technology to meet customer range needs.
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