The board of management of the popular British luxury automaker, Bentley, has revealed in the recent “Beyond100” event that the company aims to become an EV-only brand by 2030. While this date might seem far enough, the executives went further to announce that the company will exclusively roll out only electric cars and plug-in hybrid models by 2026. This might be an early notice for all petrol heads to begin saying “Goodbye” to their beloved 12-cylinder engine.
The popular British luxury automaker, Bentley, is on course to become an EV-only brand by 2030
This might come as a big shock to everyone that has fallen in love with Bentley’s powerful 12-cylinder petrol engines. The automaker plans to break down this huge transition by first beginning to offer plug-in hybrid versions of all its car models by 2023. Then with time, it plans to launch its very first electric car in 2025 and subsequently phase out all of its petrol-powered car models by 2030. To begin this amazing journey, Bentley says it will present 2 new Plugin-in hybrid model next year.
Moving in this new direction, Bentley is reportedly investing some huge capital in two new R&D facilities, a launch and quality facility as well as a standard vehicle test centre. Official reports from the company state that the expansion is aimed at emphasizing the company’s focus on collaboration, innovation and sustainability. As a matter of fact, Bentley says it will take this new eco-friendly approach to a higher level by not only focusing on powertrains. The luxury automaker says it will also ensure that the next generation of cars it produces will make heavy use of sustainably sourced materials. Quite interesting, isn’t it?
In case you missed it when it was introduced, below is a short video review of the Bentley EXP 100 GT concept car that gives a clear view of the company’s dream of an “electric” future.
Bentley EXP 100 GT: Electric, Ultra High-Tech Luxury of The Future | Carfection 4K