Bentley To Go All Electric

Thu 5th Nov 2020

One of the UK’s biggest luxury car brands has committed to a carbon neutral future and promised to build only electric vehicles by the year 2030.

In a strategy called Beyond100, Bentley Motors will transition from building 12-cylinder petrol engines to having no internal combustion engines at all within the next ten years, placing the brand as a leader in sustainable luxury mobility.

The Crewe-based motor manufacturer, which is owned by Germany’s Volkswagen, is well placed to make a smooth move to electric vehicles, bigger margins allow the carmaker to more easily absorb the higher costs of batteries.

Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Motors, said:

“Since 1919, Bentley has defined luxury grand touring. Being at the forefront of progress is part of our DNA - the original Bentley boys were pioneers and leaders. Now, as we look Beyond100, we will continue to lead by reinventing the company and becoming the world’s benchmark luxury car business.

“Driving this change includes, and also goes beyond our products, delivering a paradigm shift throughout our business, with credibility, authenticity, and integrity. Within a decade, Bentley will transform from a 100 year old luxury car company to a new, sustainable, wholly ethical role model for luxury.”

Bentley’s commitment will move at pace, they have promised every model will have a hybrid variant by 2023, and their first pure electric model will be on the market by 2025. In 2019, the Bentley factory was certified as the first carbon neutral automotive factory in the UK.