Bentley has announced a major expansion in its electrification plans, including selling all electric vehicles only, starting in 2030.
As part of the Volkswagen group, Bentley has lagged somewhat behind its sister brands when it comes to electrification.
Volkswagen has set a target of selling around 1 million electric cars annually by 2025.
Bentley is now planning to change that with a major shift over the next 10 years, with the goal of shooting down all combustion engines in the next decade.
The ultra-luxury car manufacturer announced its Beyond100 strategy, which includes switching to all-electric vehicles.
Bentley outlined its plans to become a world leader in sustainable luxury mobility with more details on its Beyond100 strategy, with a promise to deliver sustainable luxury.
Bentley said it had revamped its 80-year-old headquarters, which became the UK’s first carbon neutral certified by the Carbon Trust.
Bentley is reinventing every aspect of its business as a carbon neutral enterprise from start to finish at the start of its second century.
This includes swapping its model range to offer exclusively battery-powered or hybrid cars by 2026, and all-electric-only cars by 2030.
The transition begins with hybrid electric cars next year, and here are the main points of the announced strategy:
– Bentley aims to be completely carbon neutral by 2030.
– Confirm the transition to plug-in hybrid or battery-only electric cars by 2026.
– Converting the entire model range to battery electric cars by 2030.
– Planning to launch new hybrid electric vehicles in 2021.
– Reduce the plant’s environmental impact by 75 percent by 2025.
– Support the Volkswagen Group’s full ambition to surpass the two-degree target of the Paris climate agreement.
– Target diverse talent, so that 30 percent of management should be diversified.
– The Holistic Beyond100 program transforms every aspect of the 100-year-old company.
The company has not revealed the exact date for the launch of the first fully electric car, but it is working on its development, and last year Bentley unveiled its EXP 100 GT concept car, which is fully electric.