Bentley launches 3-year research study on EV powertrains: OCTOPUS

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Bentley Motors has launched a three-year research study on electric vehicle powertrains, utilizing a fully integrated, free from rare-earth magnet e-axle that supports electric vehicle architectures. This reinforces Bentley’s ambition to lead sustainable luxury mobility and introduce the first fully electric Bentley by 2026. —tefan Fischer, Director of Powertrain Engineering at Bentley Motors.

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First electric Bentley due in 2026 will say no to rare-earth magnets

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The first all-electric Bentley production model, due in 2026, could set new standards for sustainability. Bentley announced earlier this month that it is undertaking a research project to develop an "e-axle" that is fully recyclable, and eliminates the rare-earth magnets used in many current production electric cars.

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Bentley Bentayga Speed: Range-topping SUV is world’s fastest

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The Bentley Bentayga Speed has been revealed with styling tweaks and tech upgrades that bring it in line with the updated standard Bentayga

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Classic Jaguar, Bentley, Rolls EV conversions celebrate the past without the gasoline

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based Lunaz offers electric conversions of classic from Jaguar, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce. Owning a classic car doesn't have to involve tailpipe emissions, or the high repair bills that often come with vintage gasoline engines. Lunaz is currently taking customer orders for Jaguar XK120 and XK140 electric conversions, and recently completed a

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Review: Bentley Bentayga

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Bentley was once described as the creator of the “world’s fastest lorry

Bentley unveils plug-in hybrid concept

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Luxury automaker Bentley, a member of the Volkswagen Group, unveiled its Bentley Hybrid Concept—a preview of Bentley’s first production plug-in hybrid model, which is planned to be a dedicated version of the all-new SUV available in 2017. The Bentley Hybrid Concept will be on display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition later this month. Bentley Hybrid Concept.

Bentley goes hybrid with the Bentayga

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It doesn’t seem long since Bentley introduced its Bentayga Diesel

VW EV lab, 2023 Lucid SUV, Bentley steers away from rare-earths: Today’s Car News

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Bentley aims to keep rare-earths out of its electric and electrified vehicles. Lucid says its SUV is on the way in 2023. And Volkswagen is putting together a U.S. lab for EV development. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The CEO of Lucid has confirmed that a Lucid SUV is due in 2023, and that a whole family of vehicles is potentially in. Today in Car News

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Bentley Bentayga: The definitive luxury SUV to offer fresh styling and revised interior

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Bentley aim to raise the bar once again in the luxury SUV segment with their updated Bentayga

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Bentley Bentayga: The definitive luxury SUV to offer fresh styling and revised interior

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Bentley aim to raise the bar once again in the luxury SUV segment with their updated Bentayga

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Tesla Roadster, Ford emissions, Bentley's electric future: Today's Car News

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A plan for more plug-in vehicles is changing form at Bentley—to what, we're not sure yet. A West Coast network could keep semis charged up. Analysts peer into the Tesla Roadster. And Ford's under federal scrutiny for emissions certifications. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation. Today in Car News

Bentley Bentayga: opulent SUV now available with a diesel engine

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In a Bentley? Bentley Continental GT BentaygaA diesel? It’s not the kind of thing you’d expect from the Crewe-based company, judging by its sporting heritage. However, fitting one i.

Tesla records, electric VW Microbus, 2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid: Today's Car News

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Plug-in hybrids can be very posh, shows the new 2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid. Tesla sold a record number of cars in the second quarter. Volkswagen produces a different electric microbus. And our latest Twitter poll asks readers to weigh in on the Governator's new EV ad. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In delivering more than 95,000 cars. Today in Car News

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Bentley plant scoops environmental award

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Bentley may not be the first name you associate with environmental consideration, but the British brand has become the first car manufacturer to be awarded the triple Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water and waste reduction at its headquarters in Cheshire. Bentley Editor Pick

Fuel-cell ships, Bentley plug-in hybrid, McLaren and synthetic fuels: Today’s Car News

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And Bentley isn’t making a convincing argument for plug-in hybrids. McLaren is optimistic about internal combustion—perhaps without the fossil-fuels part of the equation. The biggest ships—including, perhaps, cruise ships, eventually—could go fuel-cell with a new partnership. Karma shows a new van concept. Or is it? Today in Car News

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Solvay, Bentley, Penso partner on lightweight architecture

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A consortium including Solvay, Bentley and Penso has been awarded a multi-million pound grant by the UK government Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) for the Flexible Lightweight Architecture for Volume Applications (FLAVA) automotive project. FLAVA will develop the composite design, material and manufacturing technologies required to implement a modular, multi-material Body-In-White structure suited for large production volume.

Manufacturer Spotlight: Bentley

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Where we stand: October, 2012 Sophistication, style and performance: these are the adjectives that usually spring to mind when most of us are asked to describe a Bentley. Bentley Manufacturer Spotlight hybridThe luxury carmaker is famous for being driven by the nation’s elite – including football stars such as David Beckham – and for being the ultimate motoring [.].

Bentley not sold on electric, planning plug-in hybrids for full lineup

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The ultra-luxury carmaker Bentley is at work on a new model strategy, and fully electric vehicles might not play as much of a part on it as the company had previously hinted. The company, which is part of the Volkswagen Group, will reveal more about its future direction in July, corresponding with its 100th anniversary, according to a report

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Bentley to cut fuel consumption of new Continental GT Speed

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When the new Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible (pictured) makes its debut at the North American International Auto Show later this month, you might expect the focus to be on its slick looks, its power or its speed. Bentley Green cars Latest news Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible Detroit Motor Show green cars North American International Auto Show

Bentley Hybrid Concept: Preview Of 2017 SUV Plug-In Hybrid System

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As Bentley has been promising for more than two years now, it will introduce a plug-in hybrid powertrain in a future product. Now we know that the first plug-in Bentley ever will come in 2017, in a dedicated version of its upcoming sport-utilty vehicle. That confirmation came as the British marque revealed details of the Bentley Hybrid Concept, a

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Bentley eradicates need for petrol station pit stops with new 24/7 service

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Well if you’re lucky enough to live in California and own a Bentley, then it really could be. Bentley Continental GTIs the end of the fuel station nigh? The Crewe-based lux.

All-electric Bentley convertible concept shown at Geneva

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Following that up, at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show Volkswagen possession Bentley showed an all-electric concept car. The Volkswagen Group can't seem to get enough luxury electric cars. The Audi e-tron SUV and Porsche Mission E sedan will go into production over the next few years, with an electric version of the VW Phaeton sedan expected as well. Geneva Motor Show Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars

Bentley to reveal new plug-in hybrid

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We thought we would never see the day; Bentley is to reveal a new plug-in hybrid concept at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition next week. The new Bentley Hybrid Concept showcases the drivetrain which will be available on the brand’s new SUV, due for launch in 2017. Bentley Editor Pick Full details of the[.].

2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid first drive review: Charge port gained, no prestige lost

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The Ice (white) 2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid slips almost silently through its natural environment, the Silicon Valley town of Atherton, California. Homes with an average price of $11 million line the streets with gates and fences that are as welcoming as the member policy of Augusta National Golf Club on the other side of the country. Yet the

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Bentley brings electric EXP 12 Speed 6e concept to Auto Shanghai

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Bentley brought its electic EXP 12 Speed 6e concept, first unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show last month ( earlier post ), to Auto Shanghai. The concept showcases the British brand’s ambition to define the electric luxury segment and will allow Bentley to gauge public opinion and customer feedback to help shape its future luxury strategy. Bentley is fully committed to China—it is a vital market for us.

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Bentley Bentayga SUV to be luxury brand's first plug-in hybrid

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Unlike rival Rolls-Royce, which may go directly to an all-electric model in future, Bentley has set its sights on plug-in hybrids first—and the Bentayga luxury SUV will be the first one from the brand. The plug-in versions of the Bentley Bentayga is expected to arrive next year, and will be capable of running solely on battery power and.

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Bentley solar push gets Ministerial seal of approval

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Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker was on hand at Bentley''s headquarters in Pyms Lane, Crewe: but not to mark the launch of a new luxury car, but actually to celebrate the company''s latest green innovation. Bentley has installed more than 20,000 solar panels on its factory roof - the bi[.]. Latest News Green cars Bentley

Feb Plug-in electric car sales, Tesla Supercharger expansion, Bentley electric SUV: Today's Car News

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Today, we have plug-in electric car sales tallies for February, plans for a major expansion of the Tesla Supercharger fast-charging network, and a report that Bentley is considering an all-electric SUV. Bentley is considering an all-electric SUV that would be smaller than the current Bentayga.

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Bentley Hybrid Concept, 2015 Ford Focus, Tesla Credit Crunch: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: The Bentley Hybrid Concept plug-in emerges, we cover the updates to the 2015 Ford Focus, and we look at why Tesla Motors probably won''t like proposed rules changes to the California zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) credits. The Bentley Hybrid Concept is the British luxury carmaker''s

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Bentley introduces flex-fuel super sports convertible

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Just a day after we announced that Lotus would be debuting a new, greener Elise model at the Geneva Motor Show (see article), now it is the turn of Bentley to offer a potentially show-stealing model of its own with a distinctly green theme. The Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible (which [.]. Now this is a green car!

Bentley introduces its first diesel: Bentayga Diesel with 48V system & electric supercharger

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Bentley Motors has introduced its first diesel model: the Bentayga Diesel SUV. The Bentayga Diesel, equipped with a start-stop system, has the lowest CO 2 emissions of any Bentley (210 g/km), as well as a range of more than 1,000 km (621 miles)—allowing owners to, for example, drive from London to Verbier, Bordeaux or the Scottish Highlands on a single tank. Immense power, grand touring capabilities and superb refinement – this is a true Bentley.

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Bentley slashes Continental emissions by 40%

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Bentley is obviously a name we don’t often mention on TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk The new Bentley Continental GT, featuring a 4.0 Bentley emissions fuel economybut a staggering 40 per cent reduction in emissions is something we think is always worth shouting about. litre V8 engine also boasts a fuel economy improvement of around 40 per cent too, without-the luxury car [.].

Bentley achieves 40 per cent fuel efficiency improvement

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It’s not a name you see too much of in green circles – but Bentley is making some remarkable steps forward in its fight against high levels of fuel consumption and harmful emissions. At the Detroit Auto Show in January (also known as the North American International Auto Show) it will debut two new Bentley [.]. Bentley Green cars Latest news Bentley V8 Continental Detroit Motor Show North American International Auto Show

Bentley: home of largest UK’s largest solar installation

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Bentley may be the last carmaker you think of when it comes to green credentials but it does at last seem that the luxury brand is starting to make some real effort to improve its image. Bentley solar panelsThe firm’s factory in Crewe is to become home to the UK’s largest roof-mounted solar panel installation, with over [.].

Bentley Electric Car, Cadillac ELR Axed, California Electric-Car Sales: Today's Car News

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Today, Bentley considers an electric car, General Motors admits the Cadillac ELR has no future, and California continues to lead the nation in electric-car sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week's news with our Week in Reverse feature and video. Volkswagen now says it will postpone its annual shareholder's meeting. Today in Car News

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Bentley introduces electric EXP 12 Speed 6e concept at Geneva; high-speed inductive charging for grand touring

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Bentley Motors unveiled the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. The role of the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept is to gauge public and customer feedback to shape Bentley’s future luxury strategy. Bentley said that an all-electric Bentley will not compromise the quality, refinement and high performance levels expected of the luxury brand. —Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors.

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Bentley To Be Fourth VW Group Brand To Offer Electric Car

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If an electric Audi is good, then an electric Audi plus an electric Volkswagen plus an electric Porsche plus an electric Bentley must be better, yes? At least, that would seem to be the thinking at VW Group, which over the last six months has announced plans for the first three brands to launch all-electric cars in 2018 or later. Now comes a. Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Audi Q6 Porsche Mission E

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Bentley introduce biofuel engine into range

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It is fair to say that we don’t often mention premium British carmaker Bentley on the news pages of the website, and while their full range of cars are powered by hugely powerful engines the company is looking into ways of improve their environmental performance.

Bentley guarentees 85% recyclability

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Bentley now guarantees 85 % recyclability (or 95 % recoverability) of materials for all its current Continental models as well as providing environmental friendly recycling or recovery at the end of the car’s life. In a ceremony in Berlin, KBA’s President Ekhard Zinke presented the official European-wide certificates to Dr. Arno Homburg, head of Whole Vehicle Development at Bentley Motors. By 2012, all Bentley models will be available with flex fuel technology.

Bogus Biofuels Blast Rebutted by Bentley Gent

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Almost a year ago, we called Bentley's much-touted biofuels strategy "bogus," in an alliterative headline to a piece that was much forwarded around the green-car world. Now we've had a chat with the very reasonable and polite David Reuter, Bentley's head of PR and communications. We still think almost zero Continental Supersports models will ever

Bentley considers plug-in hybrid engine for new concept car

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At the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (also known as Auto China), Bentley revealed a new Sport Utility Vehicle called the EXP 9F (pictured) – a model that could soon get the hybrid touch. Latest news Auto China 2012 Beijing Motor Show Bentley plug-in hybridThis luxury SUV has several powertrains under consideration including: a 500bhp, 4.0litre V8 Twin Turbo and a V6 plug-in hybrid. These [.].

Chrysler and Bentley plug-in hybrids, Tesla surge, hybrid vs. all-electric: The Week in Reverse

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Where might the timeline be stepped up for new vehicles going nearly all plug-in? Which company recalled its vehicles over fire concerns? What did VW use for teasing some new ideas that might be headed into its upcoming Microbus revival? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending. The Week In Reverse

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Bentley EXP 9 F Concept For Plug-In Hybrid SUV: Geneva Motor Show

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They are: Bentley took the wraps off a concept for a sport-utility vehicle at today's Geneva Motor Show, the first-ever such vehicle in the 94-year history of the marque. Assuming it goes into production in a few years, this is almost surely the Bentley that will launch the We heard the rumors, but didn't really quite believe they were true.