Now, even your £140k Bentley will be electric


Ray Massey For The Mail On Sunday

The new boss of Bentley has set out his dream to switch the luxury UK firm away from ‘gas-guzzlers’ to plug-in cars that run on batteries.

Adrian Hallmark – who is the first Briton for nearly two decades to hold the top post at the Crewe-based firm, owned by Germany’s Volkswagen Group – took the wraps off the world’s first luxury hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show.

The £140,000, 150mph petrol-electric Bentayga Hybrid sports utility vehicle combines a turbocharged 3.0 litre V6 petrol engine with a powerful electric motor to produce around 450bhp – equal to four Ford Fiestas.

Bentley's £140,000, 150mph petrol-electric Bentayga Hybrid sports utility vehicle

Bentley's £140,000, 150mph petrol-electric Bentayga Hybrid sports utility vehicle

Bentley’s £140,000, 150mph petrol-electric Bentayga Hybrid sports utility vehicle

Hallmark wants to have 100 per cent hybrid or electric power on all Bentleys by 2025. Batteries can be recharged in 2.5 hours.

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