Bentley confirms UK production for its new all-electric model

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Bentley Confirms Uk Production For Its New All-Electric Model Bentley Confirms Uk Production For Its New All-Electric Model
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Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent

Luxury carmaker Bentley has announced its first pure electric vehicle will be built at its Crewe factory in the north of England.

The battery-powered electric vehicle (BEV) is scheduled to roll off the production line in three years.

The Volkswagen-owned company said it is investing £2.5 billion (€3 billion) in “sustainability” over the next 10 years.

This will involve the “complete transformation” of its Crewe plant to build electric cars.

The firm’s Beyond100 strategy to make exclusively electric vehicles and become carbon-neutral by 2030 was unveiled in 2020.

The company, which dates back to 1919, has not revealed any details over its first BEV model.

 

Chief executive Adrian Hallmark described securing production of the vehicle in Crewe as “a milestone moment for Bentley and the UK”.

It will enable a “long-term sustainable future” in the Cheshire town, he said.

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Mr Hallmark went on: “Beyond100 is the boldest plan in Bentley’s illustrious history, and in the luxury segment.

“It’s an ambitious and credible road map to carbon neutrality of our total business system, including the shift to 100 per cent BEV in just eight years.

“Our aim is to become the benchmark not just for luxury cars or sustainable credentials but the entire scope of our operations.”

Sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be banned in the Britain from 2030.

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