According to the latest reports, luxury automobile manufacturer Bentley is getting ready to ‘go green’ sometime within the next two years. Following in the footsteps of other supercar manufacturers like Aston Martin and Ferrari, it now appears the British-born beast is planning to become more “environmental friendly” by reducing CO2 emissions by up to 70% with this new line of luxury automobiles.
The new range of Bentley hybrids will see some radical changes to the nearly 100-year-old institution. Bentley’s conventional petrol engines will now be accompanied by an on-board electric motor that can be charged from the power generated by the car’s braking system. These plug-in hybrids will be able to run for 30 miles on just electric power.
Bentley recently showcased a prototype electric hybrid titled the Bentley Mulsanne, at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in China. However if reports are to be believed, the first production car in the new Bentley line-up will not be available in the market until 2017 at the earliest.
A team at the company’s headquarters in Crewe is in charge of the operations including the research, design and production of this new range of hybrid plug-ins. Bentley seems to be taking a big gamble… Whether or not it will pay off? We’ll just have to see!