Bentley to go fully electric by 2030

Tuhin Guha Published: November 06, 2020, 03:39 PM IST

Bentley Motors, the Volkswagen-owned British luxury brand, has stated that as part of its Beyond100 strategy the brand now aims to be completely carbon neutral by the end of this decade. This will be achieved via electrified models, a greener supply chain and sustainable manufacturing.

Bentley's journey to full-electrification will begin in 2021 when two PHEVs are planned to join the line-up. Then from 2023 onwards, every model line will come with an available hybrid option. By 2026, this will grow into a line-up of PHEVs and BEVs only before becoming fully-electric by 2030. Bentley's EVs will be carbon-neutral throughout their life-cycle. As previewed by the EXP 100 Concept, Bentley's EVs will continue to use only sustainably sourced materials.

With its Crewe facility already carbon-neutral, Bentley's suppliers will have passed a sustainability audit by the end of 2020. Bentley will also work towards the Crewe facility becoming carbon positive by focusing on energy consumption, CO2 emissions, wastewater, use of solvents in the paint process and becoming plastic neutral. This facility will remain its base of operations for the future along with two new research and development buildings, a vehicle test centre and a dedicated launch quality centre.

Bentley will bring in more digitisation into its customer experience by building a network of connected services that will allow each customer to be completely invested in their car's making through all-round, curated experiences. The ultra-luxury Mulliner arm will be in greater focused too. As evidenced by the Bacalar, the division now has three arms: Mulliner Classic, Mulliner Collections and Mulliner Coachbuilt.