Bentley, a British luxury carmaker, had previously announced its entry into the electric vehicle market. The first fully battery-powered luxury car, according to the brand, will be released in 2025.
Unlike its main rival Rolls-Royce, Bentley Motors has stated that it will not stop at just one electric vehicle. In the coming days, the iconic British luxury carmaker has revealed even more ambitious plans for electrification. Bentley claims it will launch up to five electric vehicles starting in 2025, the year it will debut the first.
Bentley had previously announced its intention to enter the electric vehicle market. The first fully battery-powered luxury car, according to the brand, will be released in 2025. Later, it was revealed that the automaker has a ‘Five-in-Five’ plan, which commits the company to launching five electric car models, one each year, in order to make a big splash in the EV space.
“This latest announcement regarding Bentley’s Beyond100 plan confirms the initiation of a major transformative phase in the company’s long and illustrious history,” said Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors.
The world is changing, and we all have a role to play in reducing our environmental impact. That means achieving our goal of being carbon neutral from beginning to end by 2030 and reaffirming our position as the leader in sustainable luxury mobility.”
Bentley Motors had previously stated its commitment to zero-emission vehicles.
Over the next decade, the automaker plans to invest $3.4 billion in sustainability. In a statement, Hallmark said, “Our goal is to become the benchmark not just for luxury cars or sustainable credentials, but for the entire scope of our operations.”
Bentley’s facility in Crewe, United Kingdom, will produce the electric cars. The facility will also be remodelled to accommodate the installation of an assembly line for the upcoming electric vehicles. Bentley plans to expand on-site energy production and increase the number of solar panels from 30,000 to 40,000 in the next two years to accomplish this. It also aspires to use sustainable biofuel in fleet vehicles, such as Bentley’s storied Heritage Collection. Bentley will also demand that its vendors adhere to minimum sustainability standards.
Bentley hasn’t revealed any information about its upcoming electric vehicles.
Its main competitor, Rolls-Royce, has already confirmed that its first electric car, the Spectre, will be unveiled next year. Aston Martin is also planning to usher in a new era of electric cars for its customers, while Italian supercar maker Ferrari is close to releasing its own electric vehicle, which is expected to debut the same year as Bentley’s first EV.