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
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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