Beyond100: Bentley's path to sustainability
Bentley is on an extraordinary journey into the future – a future in which sustainability will be paramount. We have made significant leaps forward, from concept cars featuring electric powertrains to subsequent launches of Bentley hybrid vehicles. In fact two of Bentley’s three models are already available with hybrid powertrains: the Flying Spur Hybrid and Bentayga Hybrid.
THE AGE OF THE ELECTRIC BENTLEY
The first Bentley electric car concept, the EXP 12 Speed 6e, was followed in 2019 by an altogether more ambitious vision of the future – the EXP 100 GT. Created to showcase the sustainable technologies that will define Bentley luxury in the years ahead, it represented a clear window into the future.
By that stage, however, the era of the Bentley hybrid had already begun. Revealed in 2018, the Bentayga Hybrid was the world’s first luxury hybrid SUV – and customer response to its launch was so strong that it is now in its second generation. In 2021, it was joined by the Flying Spur Hybrid, representing the pinnacle of sustainable automotive luxury. Soon, all three Bentley models will be available with hybrid powertrains. From there, the next major milestone will be the first fully electric Bentley, in 2025.
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TOMORROW AND BEYOND
Emission-free cars represent just one strand of our vision. Because the way cars are actually built must change – and in this area, we are already leading the charge. The site on which the Bentley factory is located was certified carbon neutral in 2019. This reflects reductions in energy use resulting from the introduction of a record-breaking array of solar panels, among other sustainability-driven initiatives. It’s all part of a drive to ensure that Bentley becomes carbon-neutral end-to-end by 2030.
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Watch our vision for a sustainable future in 'Love Letters from Britain' a series presented by Walpole and produced by BBC Storyworks, the commercial content division of BBC Global News. More can be seen here: thewalpole.co.uk/love-letters.