Luxury carmaker Bentley has announced its first fully electric vehicle will be produced at its factory in Crewe, England. The battery-powered electric vehicle (BEV) is set to roll off the production line in three years.
Bentley reported it is investing £2.5 billion in sustainability over the next decade, involving the complete transformation of its Crewe plant to produce electric vehicles. In 2020, the company unveiled its Beyond100 strategy to produce exclusively electric vehicles and become carbon neutral by 2030, the year from which sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles are set to be banned in the UK. However, Bentley is yet to reveal any details about its first BEV model.
“Beyond100 is the boldest plan in Bentley’s illustrious history, and in the luxury segment. It’s an ambitious and credible roadmap to carbon neutrality of our total business system, including the shift to 100 per cent BEV in just eight years,” said Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors.
“Our aim is to become the benchmark not just for luxury cars or sustainable credentials but the entire scope of our operations. Securing production of our first BEV in Crewe is a milestone moment for Bentley, and the UK, as we plan for a long-term sustainable future in Crewe.”