Bentley will go all-electric by 2030November 6, 2020
According to a spokesman for the British automaker, Bentley is promising to end production of internal combustion engines in the next decade. By 2030, the company’s entire lineup will consist exclusively of electric vehicles.
Bentley has been making luxury cars for over a century with many powerful V8 and W12 engines of its own design. But as the automotive market shifts towards electrification, Bentley wants to be the leader in luxury electric vehicles – which is why the brand plans to fully electrify its lineup by 2030.
At today’s press conference, Chairman and CEO Adrian Hallmark announced the brand’s plans to launch a range of electric vehicles. “The future of Bentley will be all-electric,” the CEO notes.
“We are working not only on one electric vehicle, but on a whole family of electric vehicles.”
The first all-electric Bentley will be released in 2025 – the car will be built on a new dedicated platform for electric vehicles. By 2026, all vehicles in Bentley’s lineup will be either hybrid or full electric vehicles. And by the end of the decade, the company plans to completely abandon the production of internal combustion engines, replacing them with electrical counterparts.
“There will be no more internal combustion engines by 2030,” says Hallmark. “This is a profound change for the industry and we want to lead the way.” According to an internal study by the automaker, at least 55 percent of the company’s current customers said they would be interested in buying an electric Bentley.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that we first noticed a long-wheelbase Bentley Bentayga. Motor1 agency released spy photos of a long-wheelbase Bentley Bentayga on Friday October 16th.
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