Bentley will build a research center to electrify their carsDecember 3, 2019
By 2023, the British brand will begin to produce hybrid or fully electric proprietary models. The center will open in the fall of 2020. The total area will be 4,600 square meters.
Recently, Bentley is increasingly talking about automotive electrification. Soon the company will build and open a special research center at its headquarters. A special laboratory will be created in this center to study and develop new electrification technologies, as well as to prepare new cars for more stringent environmental requirements.
According to the preliminary draft, the area of the two-story building will be 4,600 square meters. Of these, 773 meters will be occupied by the office, and 1,550 square meters will be allocated for the test workshop with the installation of simulating different weather and climate. In addition, the building will house a research center, an industrial training center, a paint shop and an engine assembly workshop. This will enable Bentley to perform WLTP environmental tests faster.
At the moment, it is planned that about a hundred people will study in the center to study consumer demand. Later it will develop in accordance with the plan.
The message also notes that the first Bentley hybrids or electric cars will appear on the conveyor by 2023.
Meanwhile, Bentley introduced the limited edition Continental GT W12. The limited edition was presented in honor of the record race at Pikes Peak earlier this year.
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