Bentley to Exclusively Produce Electric Cars from 2030
- Written by : Ashton G. Curran
- Date Published : 2023-04-16
- Date Updated : 2023-04-16
- Category / Tag : articles
He spoke about the company's battery-powered future, stating that they will not compromise the brand's DNA, and will only make concessions to style to improve aerodynamics.
Bentley will launch its first electric vehicle in 2026, which will not be the zero-emissions version of any existing model.
Bentley's departure from the internal combustion engine began with the Batur, which had a 740 HP W12 engine.
The company plans to introduce an entirely new electric model, but it is not yet known whether it will be a sedan, a coupe, or an SUV.
The company's CEO has hinted at a growing demand for models with a raised set-up, leading some to speculate that the new model will be larger than the Bentayga.
Bentley's future range will include the new generations of the Flying Spur, Bentayga, Continental GT, and GTC, all powered by electric motors.
The company is committed to maintaining its signature performance, stating that the electric models will have between 50% and 100% more horsepower than the current range, with impressive levels of torque.
The electric models will have distinctive and new lines, and the powertrains will be upgraded to the highest order.
Although there will be concessions to style, the focus will be on improving aerodynamics, which is fundamental for battery electric vehicles (BEVs).
Bentley aims to achieve impressive numbers of horsepower, with the top electric model offering almost 1,500 HP and a monstrous torque that will surpass the limited edition coupé's 1,000 Nm.
Despite the shift towards electric power, Bentley promises that the autonomy of its electric models will be equal to that of the current range.
The range is expected to be between 560 and 720 km, depending on the model and the type of battery fitted.
Initially, there will be two versions of the electric models, with the most powerful reserved for the Speed versions, defined as "The W12 of batteries." However, Bentley has not yet announced who will supply the batteries or the type of chemistry used.
Adrian Hallmark dismissed any doubts about the success of electric Bentleys, stating that 70% of the company's customers expect a fully electric Bentley within five years.