Bentley has announced plans to begin manufacturing its first fully-electric vehicle in 2025.
Bentley, which is currently owned by Volkswagen has planned to invest £2.5 billion on sustainability over the next ten years.
The automaker stated that it would restructure its Crewe plant in the United Kingdom to manufacture the new vehicle.
Bentley reported a record year in 2021, with global sales up 31% due to increased demand for high-end automobiles.
Bentley’s transition away from traditional internal combustion engines will begin with hybrid vehicles, followed by the introduction of its first pure electric vehicles with zero-carbon exhaust emissions.
“Securing production of our first BEV in Crewe is a watershed moment for Bentley and the UK, as we aim for a long-term sustainable future in Crewe,” said Adrian Hallmark, chairman, and chief executive of Bentley.
Major automakers have been announcing plans to electrify their vehicle lineups, with future fossil-fuel vehicle restrictions motivating them to make significant investments in the new technology.
From 2030, the UK will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles.
Bentley, noted for its huge and powerful automobiles, stated in late 2020 that it would discontinue producing fossil-fuel-powered vehicles by 2030, with the goal of becoming carbon-neutral by the same time.