Benley has yet to release a 100% EV model. The automaker currently offers a plug-in hybrid electric motor (PHEV), the Bentayga, with the ability to drive all-electric vehicles for 25 miles.
Meanwhile, Volkswagen, the parent company of Benley, has made significant progress with its electric models. With the help of VW’s EV model, the ID.4, the company’s electric sales doubled in the past year, however, and Bentley mostly lagged behind.
Although Bentley doesn’t have a full EV model yet, the automaker plans to be fully electric by 2030. Bentley plans to launch an EV model every year from 2025 to transform its portfolio.
The goal is part of the Beyond 100 strategy, in which Bentley outlines its plans to decarbonize by 2030.
Bentley is investing 2.5 billion euros ($3.4 billion) in its next generation “dream factory” to expand production of electric cars. However, the first EV models will be designed and developed at Bentley’s headquarters in England.
Bentley takes first steps towards an all-electric family
To achieve its goal of forming a fully electric car lineup by 2030, Bentley is unveiling its new grand tourer, the Bentley Mulliner Bator.
Mulliner Batur is not an electric model. However, Benley has important plans to incorporate its design into future EV models. According to the press release:
The DNA of the new Bentley design will shape the future range of Bentley’s battery electric vehicles (BEVs), with the first being launched in 2025.
Luxury car enthusiasts will have a lot to look forward to as Bentley takes its first steps into producing a full EV model.
To further its climate goals, Bentley has also set up a certified carbon-neutral facility. With new Bentley investments in its Beyond 100 strategy, the automaker still plans to reach carbon neutral by 2030, if not sooner.
Adrian Hallmark, CEO of Bentley, said:
This latest announcement about Bentley’s Beyond 100 plan underscores the start of a major transformational phrase in the company’s long and illustrious history. The world is changing and we need to play our part in neutralizing our environmental impact.
The automaker aims to add 10,000 solar panels over the next two years. Moreover, the new ‘Dream Factory’ plans to reduce water consumption, landfill waste and other adverse environmental impacts.
Bentley expects that more than 20% of its sales will come from hybrid cars this year, with the launch of the Flying Spur PHEV.
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