Following yesterday’s announcement that Bentley Motors will launch its first electric vehicle (EV) in 2025 and will invest £2.5 billion in sustainability, the company have announced they will accelerate its forward-thinking Beyond100 strategy. The main takeaway is Bentley’s Five-in-Five plan, with the company launching a new electric model each year from 2025.
This along with the £2.5 billion sustainable investment will be a major boost to the workers at Crewe, the region and the UK as a sustainable base for high-value manufacturing.
The investment will also allow a reinvention of the Crewe manufacturing infrastructure. It will help secure Bentley’s future at Crewe for the next generation of products and colleagues. Crewe will become a modern, digital, zero environmental impact, flexible and high-value manufacturing facility.
The company has already made strides in reinventing the historic Crewe site creating an industry-leading certified carbon neutral facility. The new investment and acceleration of the Beyond100 strategy will now reduce Bentley’s carbon footprint across all products and non-factory operations, in line with Bentley’s commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030.
Among the latest initiatives will be an extension of on-site energy production at Crewe, aiming to increase the number of solar panels from 30,000 to 40,000 in the next two years. Bentley also aims to reduce water consumption, waste to landfill and other environmental impacts for every vehicle built in Crewe to an absolute minimum until 2030.
Bentley’s partners are also being encouraged to support Bentley’s goal of being end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030, with suppliers expected to meet minimum sustainability standards. Hopefully, this will help encourage more in the auto world, and its supply chains, to follow suit for a cleaner future.
Adrian Hallmark, Bentley Motors chairman and CEO of, said: “Simultaneously accelerating our Beyond100 strategy and securing battery electric vehicle (BEV) production at Crewe, alongside a £2.5 billion investment, makes this a major landmark in Bentley’s 102-year history. It is a shining light for the Bentley family, our suppliers and partners, as well as the automotive industry and UK manufacturing as a whole.
“The world is changing and we need to play our part in neutralising our environmental impact. That means delivering on our aim to be end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030, and reaffirming our role as the leader in sustainable luxury mobility.”