Bentley has announced plans for its first fully electric car, continuing its rivalry with Rolls-Royce in the electric vehicle age.
The Rolls-Royce Spectre is expected to debut in 2023, and Bentley appears determined to keep it out of the garages of the wealthy.
Bentley is preparing to leap into the world of electric mobility, announcing on Wednesday that its first-ever fully battery-powered luxury car will be available for purchase in 2025 – for those who can afford it, of course. Bentley and other super luxury car manufacturers are quickly recognising that the shift to electric power in mobility is unavoidable, and most automotive experts believe it will happen across segments and price ranges.
Bentley is a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group, which also owns Bugatti and Porsche.
Bentley is following suit by announcing its first-ever electric car. The group has already stated its firm commitment to clean-energy vehicles in the future. Bentley has also stated that over the next ten years, it will invest $3.4 billion in sustainability. Bentley Chief Executive Officer Adrian Hallmark said in a statement, “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, has produced some of the most enthralling automobiles the company has ever produced.
The new EV planned by the company will also be housed here, according to the company, which stated that the facility will be reconfigured. This would go a long way toward achieving the company’s goal of converting its entire fleet to battery-powered vehicles by the end of the decade.
For the time being, all eyes will be on the development of the first Bentley EV.
While no specifics about the Bentley EV have been revealed, it is clear that the vehicle will cater to the wealthiest of the wealthy, as it will maintain the same level of cabin opulence that has defined the brand for years.
Among competitors, Rolls-Royce has set a 2023 debut date for Spectre, the company’s first-ever fully electric vehicle.
Aston Martin intends to usher in a new era of electric vehicles for its customers. Ferrari, the iconic supercar maker, is also nearing the release of its electric vehicle, which is expected to debut in 2025.