Adrian Hallmark, the Bentley’s CEO, has announced the plan of the automaker to make its first all-electric car in 2025. The plan of the company is using the hefty rocket’s twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W-12 produces 650 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque of the GT Speed, that suggest that as much as 1,400 hp could be in play for the EV. Hallmark has said: “If we’re 650 hp now with GT Speed, we will be double that with the BEV, but from a 0 to 60 mph point of view, there are diminishing returns. The problem is, it’s uncomfortable. And then it just becomes nauseous”.
But the CEO has said that this is not going to be the plan for the future electrification of the brand, he suggests that customers will have the ability to tone down the accelerative force of the Bentley EV, and said that “You can have 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds. Or it can be switched to 1.5 seconds”.
The company wants to make the faster EV car That is why Hallmark has said that they are trying to make an electric car that can have 0-60 mph in 1.5 seconds. The two fastest right now are the Tesla’s Model S Plaid that can pass from 0 to 60 mph in only 1.9 seconds, and the Rimac that can pass from 0 to 60 mph in only 1.85 seconds. So the British automaker still has work to do.
Since we have been talking about the automakers, the majority of them are pretending to become carbon neutral by the decade’s end, and Bentley is on this process. That is why Bentley has invest more than $3 billion on this plan, to improve the EV plan. This is only the plan, they have not said anything about the model that will be the first, but is clear that they are investing a lot on this improvement, and will have one of the faster all-electric car.