Bentley’s First All-Electric Vehicle is Coming in 2025
Volkswagen subsidiary Bentley is setting its sights on an electric future, as emphasized in a recent interview.
Bentley plans to begin producing its first electric vehicle (EV) by 2025, funded by a 2.5 billion pound ($3.4 billion) investment into sustainability, according to Automotive News.
In an interview on Wednesday, Bentley said the move to build its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) will also be a major part of the company’s plan to move to all EVs by 2030.
The automaker will build the EV at its production facility, located in Crewe, England, with part of the investment dedicated to building a new assembly area which the automaker has dubbed the “Bentley Dream Factory.”
Bentley has yet to share details about the upcoming EV model.
In the statement on Wednesday, Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark said, “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.”
Self-driving functionality for the EV will be developed by Audi, as well as the bodies themselves, before being shipped to Crewe for additional EV-specific updates.
The news comes after a record year in 2021 for Bentley, in which the company saw a global total of 14,659 units sold, representing a 31 percent increase in overall sales.