Bentley EV Plan Secures Crewe Future

Thu 3rd Feb 2022

Ambitious plans by one of the UK’s most iconic luxury car brands has secured the future of a historic car plant.

Bentley have promised to transform their Crewe production facility into the ‘Bentley Dream Factory’, where a £2.5 billion investment will turn the site into an industry-leading sustainable facility, at the same time as securing 4,000 jobs.

The plans come as part of the British brand’s Beyond 100 plans, with company exploring their first EV opportunities at the plant. Bentley hope to have their first BEV rolling off the production line by 2025, with the company also committing to a new electric model each year from 2025.

Speaking about the investment, Bentley Chairman Adrian Hallmark said: “Simultaneously accelerating our Beyond100 strategy and securing BEV production at Crewe, alongside a £2.5 billion investment, makes this a major landmark in Bentley’s 102-year history. It is a shining light for the Bentley family, our suppliers and partners, as well as the automotive industry and UK manufacturing as a whole.

“This latest announcement regarding Bentley’s Beyond100 plan confirms the initiation of a major transformative phase in the company’s long and illustrious history. The world is changing and we need to play our part in neutralising our environmental impact. That means delivering on our aim to be end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030, and reaffirming our role as the leader in sustainable luxury mobility.”

Bentley already leads the way in the luxury hybrid car sector and will further cement that position with the release of the Flying Spur PHEV in 2022, as well as five additional derivatives, added to the current Bentayga PHEV.

It is anticipated that more than 20 per cent of sales this year will come from Bentley’s hybrid cars.