The British luxury car company has expressed its ambition to make a breakthrough into the market with luxurious all-electric cars.
In addition to the excellent V8 and W12 engines, Bentley offers an electrified 3.0-liter V6 that powers the Bentayga Hybrid. This is considered the first luxury hybrid car, the start of the British automaker’s journey into the world of electric cars, demonstrating the boldness and advancement of Bentley’s design.
The luxury brand currently does not have an all-electric car, but that will change within a decade. Bentley has a bold plan to reinvent itself as an all-electric brand by 2030. Before that, its entire lineup will have a plug-in hybrid powertrain by 2025.
According to Autocar, Bentley’s first electric car will be launched in 2025 and is a luxury sedan with the goal of blowing the Mercedes EQS away. The foundation for the luxury EV is based on a new advanced EV platform designed by Audi based on the top secret Project Artemis program.
Bentley has yet to decide whether the new electric vehicles will have the same name as those powered by internal combustion engines but has not ruled out the possibility of launching electric versions of the Flying Spur, Continental GT and Bentayga either. .
Bentley President Adrian Hallmark said he wanted to extend the brand’s appeal to women more and “be more suitable in urban environments in the future, which is very different from today.”
Bently ambitious in the future will become an all-electric luxury car brand
By 2025, Bentley expects battery capacity to be enhanced, 110 kWh to 120 kWh batteries will be available, to increase the range of larger EVs to 250 and 310 miles.
Therefore, Bentley will not produce electric versions of Continental or Flying Spur long-distance race cars or Bentayga SUVs until battery technology improves. Bentley is expected to focus on crossover-style cars similar to the Porsche Taycan, which starts at $ 103,800.
These electric vehicles will initially be sold alongside Bentley’s internal combustion engines.
Bentley’s first EV will adopt a sedan body design with an aerodynamic design inspired by the future EXP 100 GT concept. Like the Jaguar I-Pace, it will be taller than a traditional sedan to store the battery under the floor. After Bentley’s first electric sedan launches in 2025, Bentley will launch a “family of electric cars” with different body styles based on Audi’s Project Artemis platform.