Hallmark did not expose what entire body model the new EV would be, expressing only that it would be incremental to the recent Bentley array of Continental GT coupe and convertible, Flying Spur sedan and Bentayga SUV.
When individuals are replaced, they will switch to complete-electric electric power as effectively, Bentley has explained
A single variant of the new EV will value a lot more than 250,000 euros, a value point that Bentley exited when it stopped advertising the Mulsanne limousine in 2020.
“In conditions of price tag place, one of the EVs will be far more in that Mulsanne selling price vary than anything at all that we have currently. It has to be,” Hallmark said. He pressured it was not a limousine.
The larger value position for the EV when compared to Bentley’s combustion motor selection is not due to the price of batteries.
“The 12-cylinder motor is about 10 times the rate of the regular high quality automobile motor, and the ordinary battery is much less than our 12-cylinder engine,” Hallmark said. “I cannot wait for batteries, they are inexpensive in relative conditions.”
The new EV will be crafted on the PPE (top quality overall performance electric powered) system made by Audi, Bentley’s controlling division within the VW Group.
The platform “gives us the battery technology itself, the travel models, the autonomous functionality, the connected auto functionality, the system techniques and some improvements in all those,” Hallmark reported.
He mentioned Bentley attributes have been “baked in at the commencing,” fairly thanthe brand obtaining to adapt a VW Group platform as it did with the Porsche Panamera platform for the Continental GT and Traveling Spur.
The style will be updated from Bentley’s existing glance but will not abide by an EV development.
“What we will not do is attempt and make them seem like electric powered autos,” Hallmark claimed.