The Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept’s 2019 debut marks the beginning of the automaker’s Beyond 100 corporate reinvention. Bentley aims to switch its portfolio to offer plug-in hybrid or battery-electric powertrains by 2026 and fully-electric models by 2030. “Driving this change includes and goes beyond our products, delivering a paradigm shift throughout our business, with credibility, authenticity, and integrity,” said Adrian Hallmark, Bentley Chairman and CEO. “Within a decade, Bentley will transform from a 100-year-old luxury car company to a new, sustainable, wholly ethical role model for luxury.”
But in a separate press release, Bentley says it is accelerating its Beyond 100 strategy with its “Five-in-Five” plan. This ambitious project sees Bentley launching one new electric vehicle each year from 2025. In addition, hybrid variants of the Bentayga EWB, Continental GT, Continental GTC, and Flying Spur S are joining the automaker’s existing lineup, fortifying Bentley’s commitment to becoming a global pioneer in sustainable luxury mobility. CNBC adds that Bentley will spend $3.4 billion over the next decade for research, development, and building of its “dream factory” in Crewe through 2032.