Bentley Launching 5 New Electric Cars From 2025

Bentley Motors has announced an ambitious Five-in-Five plan, which will see the luxury manufacturer committing to new electric model each year from 2025.

The plan includes £2.5 billion of sustainable investment to transform Bentley’s entire product portfolio, and its manufacturing headquarters at Crewe, England, into a world-leading ‘Dream Factory’.

Continuing in its ambition to lead the charge in the luxury hybrid sector, Bentley has also announced it will be adding the Flying Spur PHEV to sit alongside the successful Bentayga PHEV.

Bentley Motors has announced an acceleration of its future looking Beyond100 strategy. Key to the ambitious programme will be the Five-in-Five plan, which commits Bentley to launching a new electric model each year, from 2025, redefining Bentley’s credentials as the benchmark manufacturer in sustainable luxury mobility.    

Bentley has also revealed a £2.5 billion sustainable investment to realise the strategy, and confirmed that from 2025, the first Bentley electric vehicle will be designed, developed, and produced at its headquarters in Crewe, England.

The investment will also allow a fundamental reinvention of the Crewe manufacturing infrastructure and help secure Bentley’s future at Crewe for the next generation of products and colleagues. The luxury marque says Crewe will become a ‘Dream Factory’ – a digital, zero environmental impact, flexible and high-value manufacturing facility.    

The company has already put major efforts into reinventing the historic Crewe site, creating an industry-leading certified carbon neutral facility, and the new investment and acceleration of the Beyond100 strategy will now be the basis to reduce Bentley’s carbon footprint across all products and non-factory operations, in line with Bentley’s commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Among the latest initiatives will be an extension of on-site energy production at Crewe, aiming to increase the number of solar panels from 30,000 to 40,000 in the next two years. Moreover, Bentley is investigating using sustainable biofuel in fleet cars. Bentley’s partners are also being encouraged to support Bentley’s goal of being end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030, with suppliers expected to meet minimum sustainability standards. This will extend to Bentley’s global retailer network, each aiming for carbon neutrality by 2025, possibly even sooner.    

The new Dream Factory includes a go-to-zero approach on the environmental impacts of manufacturing. Having achieved carbon neutral production already in 2019, Bentley aims to reduce water consumption, waste to landfill and other environmental impacts for every vehicle built in Crewe to an absolute minimum until 2030.

On Bentley’s model range, the luxury marque already leads the way in the luxury hybrid car sector and will further cement that position with the release of the Flying Spur PHEV in 2022, as well as five additional derivatives, added to the current Bentayga PHEV to meet the diverse needs of Bentley’s  discerning customers. It is anticipated that more than 20% of global sales this year will come from Bentley’s hybrid cars.

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