Bentley is all prepared to unleash their first all-electric sports car to the world. It will be based on EXP12 Speed 6E and will go into production within two years i.e. 2019. The aforementioned vehicle was showcased at Geneva Motor Show. Bentley proposed two-seater roadster goes into production after they decided to ditch the idea of sub- Bentayga SUV. This news was announced by their CEO Wolfgang Durheimer in an interview to Autocar. He said that they no longer have any plan for smaller SUV and they are favouring towards a car which has full electric powertrain.
The first electric model by Bentley might be sharing the EV J1 platform with Porsche’s Mission E. They are targeting for the car to cover the range of 300 miles which will be an all-wheel drive and comprise of dual electric motors. Apart from this electric model, Bentley also plans to introduce three plug-in hybrid models in near future. They have already opened the Pandora box by confirming the V6 PHEV. It will be the first such model to hit the market. After that, it will be followed by Continental GT and Flying Spur.
Bentley EXP12 Speed 6E which made its debut at Geneva comprises of two electric motors on the front and the rear. Although the range or the technical specifications were not revealed of the concept, the luxury carmaker did disclose that it will be using inductive charging. This sort of charging doesn’t need any wires. Last year, their CEO claimed that he wanted a smaller SUV by the end of this decade. Making a complete turnaround from that statement is little bit strange.