When it comes in 2025, the first Bentley EV, according to CEO Adrian Hallmark, might be capable of up to 1,400 horsepower. "If we're 650 hp now with GT Speed, we will be double that with the BEV. But from a 0 to 60 mph point of view, there are diminishing returns. The problem is, it's uncomfortable. And then it just becomes nauseous," Hallmark informed Automotive News Europe.
In order to fix this problem, Bentley's CEO advised that the driver be able to set their own acceleration level. The PPE chassis, which will also underpin the Audi Q6 E-Tron and Porsche Macan EV, will be used for the Bentley EV. When asked about how the EV may appear, Hallmark stated that if you're not in SUVs, you're nowhere.
Bentley plans to produce completely electric vehicles by 2030, which means there will be a variety of models to choose from. For the next ten years, Bentley plans to invest £2.5 billion in the production of electric vehicles at its Crewe plant in the United Kingdom.
The manufacturer also aspires to achieve carbon neutrality in the development and production of cars by the end of this decade. As a prelude to the Bentley EV, the company wants to provide hybrid versions of every vehicle in its portfolio. According to recent spy photos, the Continental GT PHEV is in development.