Bentley to go fully electric by 2030

Bentley Bentayga SUV

Bentley Motors intends to entirely offer plug-in hybrid and electric automobiles by 2026 and completely electric models by 2030, based on the announcement by the luxury carmaker.

The company, which is owned by German automaker Volkswagen said on Thursday that it will offer two unnamed plug-in hybrid models starting next year. The first full-electric vehicle is anticipated in 2025, the company said. The luxurious carmaker’s only plug-in hybrid is currently the Bentayga SUV.

The future of car will be fully electric,” Bentley’s chief engineer, Matthias Rabe, said during an event outlining the future direction of the 100-year-old company.

The company is popular for its uber-luxurious vehicles with eight- and 12-cylinder engines. It follows numerous other automakers saying they plan to move away from vehicles with conventional internal combustion engines in exchange for electric powertrains.

Within a decade, Bentley will transform from a 100-year-old luxury car company to a new, sustainable, wholly ethical role model for luxury,” CEO Adrian Hallmark said in a statement. He said the company aims to be completely carbon neutral by 2030.

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