As Bentley develops new ways to tackle the challenges that lie ahead, there’s no denying that the luxury automotive world is set to change further still and in ways we cannot predict. But in this change, we see an opportunity to prepare for the road ahead while staying true to our brand promise of unrivalled craftsmanship, innovative technology and a phenomenal driving experience.
These are the key steps we will be taking as we move towards an exclusively electric-powered range by 2030:
- Within the next 12 months, we’ll launch two more hybrid models
- In 2025, we’ll launch Bentley’s first ever end-to-end carbon-neutral battery-powered electric vehicle
- A year later, we’ll move to a plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicle-only range
- From 2030, every new Bentley will be a battery electric vehicle (BEV)
And our path towards becoming a completely climate-positive organisation has been boldly laid out too: this includes going plastic-neutral. Here is our vision in the words of Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and Chief Executive Office of Bentley Motors: “Within a decade, Bentley will transform from a 100-year-old luxury car company to a new, sustainable, wholly ethical role model for luxury.”
You can already see this vision being brought to life today. Our latest step on this extraordinary journey is the launch of the progressive new Bentayga Hybrid, which combines signature Bentley performance, power and capabilities with future-facing technologies. The clearest example of these values coming together is in the Hybrid driving mode that it offers. This mode ensures every trip is as sustainable as possible by utilising the Intelligent Navigation system to prioritise use of the E Motor, only drawing on the V6 combustion engine when absolutely necessary. The result is minimal emissions, with no compromise on range.
Meanwhile, the EXP-14 Electric Potential prototype car is the platform on which Bentley is testing the rapidly advancing technologies that will steer our journey to electrification – from putting the developing electric motor through its paces, to testing the latest battery technology and charging solutions. As our prototype Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), it represents the key to our future – one which promises to transform the world of grand touring for good.