Initially slated to hit world wide showrooms in 2025, the 1st electric powered Bentley has been pushed back by a yr.
Luxury car or truck maker Bentley has declared it has pushed back the arrival of its initially fully-electric automobile.
In an job interview with Automotive Information Europe, Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark reported the electric car will now be launched in showrooms from 2026, not 2025 as was initially planned.
Even though the as-however unnamed model is due to be discovered in 2025, Bentley won’t start off manufacturing right up until 2026, a hold off which Hallmark claims is only a “matter of months”.
No reasoning has been given as to why the electric vehicle has been delayed, nevertheless Automotive News Europe experiences the Volkswagen Team – which owns Bentley – is dealing with setbacks with the rollout of the Scalable Techniques Platform (SSP) which will underpin the design.
The SSP architecture – established to proliferate across the VW Team in the direction of the conclude of the ten years – will form the foundation of the Artemis job, set to spawn a trio of flagship luxury autos (also identified as the ‘Landjets’) from Audi, Bentley and Porsche.
Even so, just like Bentley’s variation of the car, the launch of the SSP-centered Audi flagship has been pushed back again to the finish of 2026, according to Automotive News Europe.
Bentley has earlier announced it plans to only promote hybrid or electric cars from 2026, right before going electrical-only by 2030.
Bentley now provides two electrified vehicles: plug-in hybrid variants of its Flying Spur sedan and Bentayga SUV, which are now readily available to get in Australia.