Bentley says it’s first Electric Vehicle to be produced in 2026

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In line with the model’s CEO, Bentley won’t ship its first electrical automotive till 2026, a 12 months later than beforehand anticipated.

Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark instructed Automotive Information in an interview printed on Wednesday that the EV had been delayed however didn’t clarify why.

He, nevertheless, disputed that the delay was attributable to issues at Volkswagen Group’s Cariad software program improvement enterprise. Bloomberg reported on Monday that Volkswagen Group’s CEO transfer final week was pushed by software program delays at Audi, Bentley, and Porsche.








The primary Bentley EV is being developed alongside a comparable Audi automotive codenamed Undertaking Artemis, each of which shall be constructed on a variant of VW Group’s future SSP platform. Porsche was initially concerned within the venture, however apparently dropped out early this 12 months. Porsche is now prone to make use of VW Group’s PPE platform, which can debut quickly within the Audi Q6 E-Tron.

Regardless of the delay, which Hallmark claims can be just a few months reasonably than a 12 months, Bentley will nonetheless unveil the EV in 2025.

He didn’t specify whether or not the delay will trigger Bentley to overlook its purpose of getting a totally electrified lineup by 2030, which was initially declared in 2020





He didn’t specify whether or not the delay will trigger Bentley to overlook its purpose of getting a totally electrified lineup by 2030, which was initially declared in 2020.

Curiously, Hallmark said that Bentley is within the uncommon scenario of getting an EV battery that’s truly cheaper than the engines utilized in its automobiles.

He instructed Automotive Information that “the typical battery is lower than our 12-cylinder engine.” “I can not await batteries; they’re low cost in relative phrases.”

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