Say Goodbye to the W12
Bentley is known for its big engines and huge heavy cars that are ultra-luxurious. Well, they will continue to be heavy and ultra-luxurious, but according to EVO, the company will go all-electric as early as 2030.
The company’s first electric-only model is set for 2025, but Bentley has yet to say exactly when that model will come. That would leave only five years for it to make the transition.
The current model range consists of the Continental GT, Flying Spur, and Bentayga. Bentley will make plug-in hybrid versions of these cars soon and that will help catapult the brand towards full electrification.
These plug-in hybrid powertrains will likely come from the Porsche Panamera. The car has a shared MSB platform so it only makes sense for the brand to do that.
According to EVO, after 2026, Bentley will have only full-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which would put an end to the W12 engine line that has been in all of its current models.
It’s an interesting time for Bentley. The company just marked 100 years since its founding. It’s looking like the next 100 years—car-gods willing—could be all-electric.