Bentley Motors has announced its first battery electric vehicle (BEV) will roll off the Crewe production line in 2025 as the luxury manufacturer works towards being exclusively electric by 2030.
The company is committing to investing 2.5 billion pounds sterling in sustainability over the next decade. The announcement helps secure Bentley’s first step into electrification at the production plant, where all Bentley models are built and more than 4000 people work.
The investment programme will also result in a complete transformation of Bentley’s Crewe Campus into a next generation digital, low environmental impact, manufacturing facility.
The first production BEV in 2025 will mark a significant moment in Bentley’s history. It is also a critical step in the company’s Beyond100 strategy – the plan launched in 2020 that will ensure Bentley is also end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030.
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“Beyond100 is the boldest plan in Bentley’s 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% BEV in just eight years,” Bentley Motors chief executive and chair Adrian Hallmark says.
“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.”