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    Bentley’s new electric vehicle (EV) could be the biggest badass when it hits the road in 2025

    Earlier this year, luxury carmaker Bentley said they would be developing their first electric vehicle (EV) in the UK as part of the company’s sustainability planwhere they will be investing£2.5 billion over the next 10 years. And they haven’t disappointed.

    In a recent interview with Automotive News Europe, Bentley’s CEO Adrian Hallmark announced that the new electric car, which will go into production at the brand’s Crewe facility in 2025, will offer a massive 1,400 horsepower (1,044 kilowatts). When it comes to acceleration, it will hit 0-60mph (0-97kph) in just 1.5 seconds.

    This makes it a scarily fast car and one that even the biggest petrolhead will not be able to ignore. It will be competing with the best electric supercars and hypercars out there, whether it’s the Automobili Pininfarina’s Battista, Hispano Suiz Carmen Boulogne, Lotus Evija hypercaror theRimac Automobili Nevera

    Hallmark did not give away any details of what the new electric Bentley “rocket ship” will look like but suggested it would not look like a typical electric car. If its styling is like early renditions, then it will have lots of fans. He did suggest that it would evolve from Bentley’s current range which includes the ultra-stylish Continental GT and the Flying Spur. 

    The new Bentley electric car will be built on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) that has been developed by Audi for its future A6 Avant e-tron and urbansphere electric vehicles. Audi is Bentley’s controlling division within the VW Group, so it makes sense. 

    Adrian Hallmark, Bentley’s CEO, said: “The platform gives us the battery technology itself, the drive units, the autonomous capability, the connected car capability, the body systems and some innovations in those.”

    As for prices, nothing concrete has been released but Hallmark did suggest some models could move that €250,000. While this isn’t cheap, it’s far more affordable than most electric supercars currently available. Exciting times ahead for Bentley and we look forward to watching it unfold.

    Ian Osborne
    Ian Osborne
    Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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