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A Sustainable Future

Bentley sees a future driven by new technologies, new materials, new fuels and new skills, in the pursuit of a radically different luxury world. Concept cars such as the Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e and the new Bentley EXP 100 GT have always been a part of this journey: an opportunity to gauge public opinion, to test new ideas and to refine the brand’s roadmap for the years to come.

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LOOKING AHEAD

Over the last 100 years, Bentley has been famous for its unrivalled craftsmanship, its automotive technology and the phenomenal power of its cars. But the future of luxury mobility is set to change radically.

Bentley’s second century will see the company moving towards an all-electric product range, from grand tourers, sedans and SUVs to entirely new kinds of cars. An intelligent curation of technology, Artificial Intelligence, engineering, craft and natural elements will transform every journey.

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AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE

For Bentley’s designers, the journey into the future began at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2017, when Bentley unveiled the electric EXP 12 Speed 6e concept: a leap forward in sustainable luxury, with no compromise to the exhilarating performance for which Bentley is renowned.

It displayed a truly innovative approach to materials and design, with a central tunnel made entirely of glass, housing a high-definition OLED touchscreen, while its ‘6’ logo glowed behind the matrix grille.

Created to demonstrate Bentley’s vision, the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept was instrumental in the development of Bentayga Hybrid, the first production Bentley capable of making journeys using electric power – another milestone on the company’s journey into a sustainable future.

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A BOLD VISION

On 10 July 2019, 100 years to the day after Bentley Motors was founded, the Bentley EXP 100 GT was unveiled. This radical concept car showcases Bentley’s vision for the future of Extraordinary Journeys. It reimagines grand touring, offering both autonomous driving and an exhilarating self-driving experience, while a seamless fusion of materials and technology redefines the car as a space for extraordinary human experiences.

The all-electric Bentley EXP 100 GT embraces sustainability through innovations that enhance the wellbeing of both the occupants and the wider world. Purified air and curated light, sounds and even smells make the cabin an inspiring environment, while a range of collaborations with like-minded manufacturers has unlocked new sustainable solutions for both materials and drivetrain.

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PLANNING THE JOURNEY

These concept cars don’t just point the way towards a sustainable future, they are also instrumental in inspiring change today. Bentley is already engaged in the development, creation and testing of new technologies, using sustainable materials and practices.

For example, the company has long used ethically sourced natural materials, working with wood suppliers who plant more trees than they cut down. But technological improvements in materials production will mean more widespread use of innovative materials like carbon fibre. Indeed, Bentley is already a leader in this space, interweaving carbon fibre with metals like copper to create unique decorative finishes.

In a world where every business function is reliant on sustainable technology, the profile of the staff Bentley hires is changing. More science, computing and engineering professionals are being sought, as the company builds a workforce with the skills needed in a digital future.

While other brands strive to keep up with a changing world, Bentley is already aiming to outperform it. It is this constant desire to be truly extraordinary that sets it apart from the rest.
Read more about the Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e and the Bentley EXP 100 GT.

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PLANNING THE JOURNEY

Bentley is already engaged in the development, creation and testing of new technologies, using sustainable materials and practices.

For example, the company has long used ethically sourced natural materials, working with wood suppliers who plant more trees than they cut down. But technological improvements in materials production will mean more widespread use of innovative materials like carbon fibre. Indeed, Bentley is already a leader in this space, interweaving carbon fibre with metals like copper to create unique decorative finishes.

In a world where every business function is reliant on sustainable technology, the profile of the staff Bentley hires will change. Yet more science, computing and engineering professionals will be sought, as the company builds a workforce with the skills needed in a digital future.

While other brands strive to keep up with a changing world, Bentley is already aiming to outperform it. It is this constant desire to be truly extraordinary that sets it apart from the rest.

Read more about EXP 12 Speed 6e here.