While many automakers are jumping on the electrification bandwagon, Bentley has decided to slow down, believing the current battery climate needs to mature first.
According to a statement by Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark in Automotive News Europe on Monday, the company is waiting for battery technology to make greater advancements before investing in their own electric vehicles. They don't believe that a battery that would allow for a "credible" driving range currently exists. They don't expect to see what they're looking for until 2023 to 2025.
Bentley produces large vehicles, Hallmark explained. And that with current battery options, they'd be forced to limit the overall size of an electric model. There are plenty of Model S sized electric sedans, they want to do things their own way.
This doesn't mean the automaker is against electrification. Hallmark stated that a hefty 40 percent of all of the brand's consumers have considered or would consider an electric car. This does mean that Bentley has no intention of making an electric sports car. Hallmark believes that there are enough sports cars within the Volkswagen Group.
If you were waiting for Bentley's take on an electric car, you may have to wait a while longer.
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