Many have said that hybrid technology is a fad that isn’t going anywhere. To those naysayers, we present Bentley’s plan for a hybrid-filled future.
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According to a press release issued today by Bentley Motors, the company plans on having at least 90 percent of their vehicles available as plug-in hybrids by the end of the decade.
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“There is no doubt that plug-in hybrid technology is true to Bentley’s values of outstanding luxury and effortless performance. Combining our renowned engines with electric power reinforces and enhances both principles, and so we will gradually introduce this powertrain across our model range,” said Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, in the press release.
To kickstart the English automaker’s hybrid revolution, the company will be introducing the Bentley Hybrid Concept at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition on April 20. The concept car is based on the Mulsanne, showing that the hybrid technology can enhance “even the pinnacle of luxury and performance.” The Bentley Hybrid Concept features a copper theme, highlighting the car’s “electrical veins.”
While there will always be those who look down upon seemingly new technologies, it’s hard to not be excited about the technological advancements in the automotive industry. Stay with us for more details on this car as the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition draws nearer.