Hallmark did not reveal what overall body model the new EV would be, stating only that it would be incremental to the latest Bentley vary of Continental GT coupe and convertible, Flying Spur sedan and Bentayga SUV.
When all those are replaced, they will swap to whole-electrical ability as properly, Bentley has reported
A single variant of the new EV will cost a lot more than 250,000 euros, a price place that Bentley exited when it stopped marketing the Mulsanne limousine in 2020.
“In phrases of price tag issue, just one of the EVs will be extra in that Mulsanne cost variety than nearly anything that we have right now. It has to be,” Hallmark mentioned. He stressed it was not a limousine.
The higher price tag position for the EV in contrast to Bentley’s combustion motor assortment is not due to the value of batteries.
“The 12-cylinder motor is about 10 periods the selling price of the regular quality car motor, and the common battery is fewer than our 12-cylinder engine,” Hallmark claimed. “I cannot wait around for batteries, they are low-cost in relative conditions.”
The new EV will be crafted on the PPE (high quality overall performance electric powered) system formulated by Audi, Bentley’s managing division inside of the VW Team.
The system “presents us the battery engineering alone, the generate models, the autonomous functionality, the connected car capability, the body methods and some improvements in all those,” Hallmark stated.
He stated Bentley characteristics had been “baked in at the starting,” somewhat thanthe model owning to adapt a VW Team system as it did with the Porsche Panamera system for the Continental GT and Flying Spur.
The layout will be up-to-date from Bentley’s present-day glimpse but will not adhere to an EV development.
“What we will not do is try and make them look like electric automobiles,” Hallmark stated.