The whole auto industry is dancing towards full electrification, Bentley has come out to declare its intention to offer its first full-electric model in 2025. By 2026, the British automaker plans to have all its cars either plug-in hybrid or fully electric. And by 2030, it will only sell EVs, doing away with combustion engines altogether.
Bentley’s CEO, Adrian Hallmark, was quoted to have told Autocar, “2025 is the right time for us.” He further stated, “By 2030, no more combustion engines.” It’s no longer news that the iconic luxury maker is set to kill its formidable W12 internal combustion engine by the end of the decade.
Hallmark told journalists, “the future of Bentley will be fully electric…We are not only working on one electric car but a full family of electric cars.”
From all indications, it is clear that leasing a Bentley EV is much more possible in the coming years. And with Bentley’s strategy to become an “end-to-end carbon neutral car brand,” the Volkswagen Group division is fully committed to offering solely battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) from 2030 onwards.
As the future of battery technology is likely to take its time before dominating the space, Bentley is careful to make its first EV meet with the right range and weight. The company’s CEO confirmed this as he told car;
“Weight is a concern. But we see rapid evolution in battery power density, and we’re dedicated to making things lighter and more aerodynamic. And battery-electric vehicles are right for Bentley; quiet, effortless, high torque, refined performance.”
It is yet to be known what Bentley’s first EV will be, whether it will be a completely new model or just a fully electrified version of the Bentayga. However, the Crewe-based automaker, owned by the Volkswagen Group, will roll out EVs built on the parent company’s bespoke platform. The VW Group architecture, the Artemis platform, which the VW Group partners with Audi to build, will form the basis of the brand’s first EV come 2025. With its 800-volt electric architecture, this platform will also form a basis for other interesting all-electric cars from other brands, including the Porsche with the Macan.
While the coming Bentley BEVs are likely to differ from the current Bentley lineup, Adrian Hallmark, the firm’s boss, told Autocar that the company is yet to decide the future of its EVs, whether it would take on the nameplate of currently existing combustion engines models or go for an entirely new one. He stated: “Our position is to look at customers and segments. As well as moving to electric, we’re going to adapt our product range because the world is changing.”
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