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Bentley Motors to move to full electrification by 2026

Beyond100 Bentley line-up
  • Bentley aims to be end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030, with Crewe operations climate positive thereafter
  • By 2030, switching entire model range to battery electric vehicles
  • Two new PHEV launches planned in 2021
  • Committed to reduce factory environmental impact by 75 per cent by 2025 against a 2010 baseline – including plastic neutral
  • Fully supports Volkswagen Group ambition of going beyond two degree target of the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Targeting truly diverse talent – 30 per cent of management population to be diverse, increase from less than 20 per cent today
  • Holistic Beyond100 program transforms every aspect of the 100 year old company

Bentley Electric Cars in 2025

That’s right readers, Bentley Electric cars coming soon. Bentley Motors has outlined plans to become a global leader in sustainable luxury mobility with further details of its Beyond100 strategy revealed today. With the promise to offer truly sustainable luxury, Bentley will reinvent every aspect of its business to become an end-to-end carbon neutral organization as it embarks on its second century. This includes switching its model range to offer exclusively plug-in hybrid or battery electric vehicles by 2026, and full electric vehicles only by 2030.   

What a drastic change! Bentley Motors will go from one end of the spectrum to the other – from 12-cylinder gas guzzling power machines to no internal combustion within a decade. They are the first current and traditional auto maker within their segment (car we cant afford) to make this bold move.

Beyond100

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.”     

End-to-End Carbon Neutral

Bentley’s aim to become an end-to-end carbon neutral luxury car brand by 2030 will be underpinned by a structured, business-wide sustainability program. This includes the development of electrified models throughout the range, and further improvements on its operational environmental impact, that of its tier one supply chain and collaborating with its retailer network.

Following the introduction of the first Bentley fully electric model in 2025 – Bentley’s first cradle to grave fully carbon neutral car – Bentley will exclusively offer plug-in hybrid and electric models only within its range in 2026. By 2030, this will change to battery electric vehicles only.  

Bentley EXP 100 GT

Bentley’s electrified future was previewed with the reveal of the all-electric EXP 100 GT concept car in its centenary year, which also featured a multitude of sustainable materials. These included 5,000-year-old copper-infused Riverwood, traditionally produced wool carpets and a leather-like textile upholstery made from a bi-product of wine-making. Bentley will continue to use only sustainably sourced materials throughout its current, and next generation of cars.

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