Bentley plans to make its whole lineup plug-in hybrid or all-electric by 2026, and can change totally to battery-electric automobiles by 2030.
Introduced throughout an internet press convention Wednesday, the electrification push is a part of Bentley’s plan to turn out to be “end-to-end” carbon impartial by 2030.
That additionally consists of decrease the environmental impression of its tier-one provide chain, and decreasing emission from operations. Bentley’s manufacturing unit was licensed as carbon impartial by the Carbon Belief final yr, and the automaker goals to decrease its emissions 75% from 2010 ranges by 2025.
Bentley beforehand introduced that it will supply a hybrid variant of each mannequin by 2023, and launch its first all-electric mannequin by 2026.
A plug-in hybrid model of the Bentayga SUV launched final yr as a 2020 mannequin. It is going to be adopted by two extra plug-in hybrid launches in 2021, and the all-electric mannequin will seem a yr earlier, in 2025, Bentley stated.
2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid
That is fairly a leap for a model that, by its personal estimation, is the world’s largest producer of 12-cylinder gasoline engines, and has been wildly inconsistent about its goals for electrification over the previous decade.
Most just lately, round 2016, the model had stated that it was contemplating the concept of an all-electric vary, to be led by a coupe.
However in 2019, with a change in a few of its management, the board member accountable for Bentley engineering stated that it was not sold on fully electric vehicles.
Bentley earlier this yr stated that the primary absolutely electrical mannequin from the model, will say no to rare-earth magnets for sustainability causes. The automaker stated it had developed an experimental “e-axle” that’s absolutely recyclable, and will result in expertise for future manufacturing vehicles.