Bentley bets on an all-electric future detailed in its Beyond100 strategy

6 November 2020, 04:54:16

Bentley bets on an all-electric future detailed in its Beyond100 strategyDuring a dedicated live-streamed event, Bentley unveiled its "Beyond100" strategy. The focal point of this program is the company's plan to become "a global leader in sustainable luxury mobility." This will be achieved through a transformation program that encompasses all of Bentley's operations and products.

This program encompasses the development of electrified models across the entire range as well as further optimizations of the environmental compatibility of the company's own business activities, the tier-one supply chain and cooperation with Bentley's network of dealers. It also means the conversion of the model range, in which only plug-in hybrid or battery-electric vehicles will be offered from 2026 and only fully electric vehicles from 2030. The first all-electric Bentley will debut in 2025 and next year, the brand will introduced two PHEV models.

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.

Last year, Bentley’s production facility in Crewe became the first luxury automotive factory in the UK to be certified carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust. This followed two decades of implementing innovative solutions, including a water recycling system in the paint shop, local tree planting, installation of a 10,000 solar panel carport, taking the total number of on-site solar panels to 30,000, and a switch to renewable-only electricity sources.

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