According to reports, British luxury car manufacturer Bentley said on Thursday that as the auto industry begins to comply with stricter emission limits in Europe and China, by 2026, the company’s model lineup will only include plug-in hybrid vehicles and Electric vehicle by 2030.
Bentley is part of the German Volkswagen Group with a 100-year history. Bentley said that as part of the company’s “Beyond100” strategy, they will launch two plug-in hybrid vehicles next year. The purpose of this strategy is to Speed up the development of electrified models.
Last week, Volkswagen announced that the company had resumed profitability in the 3rd quarter, which was mainly due to the increase in market demand for luxury cars.
CEO of Bentley Adrian Hallmark said: “Within 10 years, Bentley will transform from a 100-year-old luxury car company to a brand new, sustainable development, A model of luxury cars that is fully ethical.”
This summer, Bentley, headquartered in Crewe, northwest England, said that as it gradually shifts to an electric lineup, it will cut up to 1,000 jobs.
A draft document in September showed that the European Commission wanted to further tighten automobile emission restrictions, which caused a counterattack from the German automobile industry, which has the largest automobile industry in Europe.