December 5, 2022


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Bentley’s first electric car delayed by a year to 2026 – report

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At first slated to hit world showrooms in 2025, the to start with electrical Bentley has been pushed back again by a calendar year.

Luxurious car maker Bentley has introduced it has pushed again the arrival of its initially fully-electrical automobile.

In an job interview with Automotive Information Europe, Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark reported the electrical car will now be introduced in showrooms from 2026, not 2025 as was originally planned.

Even though the as-yet unnamed design is due to be uncovered in 2025, Bentley will not commence output until eventually 2026, a hold off which Hallmark claims is only a “matter of months”.

No reasoning has been given as to why the electric powered auto has been delayed, nonetheless Automotive Information Europe reports the Volkswagen Team – which owns Bentley – is experiencing setbacks with the rollout of the Scalable Programs Platform (SSP) which will underpin the product.

The SSP architecture – set to proliferate throughout the VW Group in the direction of the conclusion of the decade – will variety the foundation of the Artemis undertaking, established to spawn a trio of flagship luxurious cars (also recognized as the ‘Landjets’) from Audi, Bentley and Porsche.

Nevertheless, just like Bentley’s variation of the car or truck, the launch of the SSP-based mostly Audi flagship has been pushed again to the close of 2026, according to Automotive News Europe.

Bentley has earlier declared it options to only offer hybrid or electric powered cars from 2026, prior to heading electric powered-only by 2030.

Bentley presently creates two electrified cars: plug-in hybrid variants of its Flying Spur sedan and Bentayga SUV, which are now available to order in Australia.

Jordan Mulach

Jordan Mulach is Canberra/Ngunnawal born, at present residing in Brisbane/Turrbal. Signing up for the Generate staff in 2022, Jordan has earlier labored for Automobile Motion, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Device. Jordan is a self-described iRacing addict and can be located on weekends both behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or swearing at his ZH Fairlane.

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