Bentley‘s first all-electric vehicle will be based on the beautiful EXP12 Speed 6e EV concept shown in Geneva this year.
The electric two-seater roadster could go into production as early as 2019, after Bentley ditched its plans for a smaller than the Bentayga SUV.
Bentley’s CEO Wolfgang Durheimer said to Autocar about the company’s decision: “What I can say is that a small SUV is no longer on the scheme. We’re favouring a car with full electric powertrain.”
Bentley’s first electric model will most probably share Porsche’s dedicated EV platform of the Mission E model. The company targets a driving range up to 300 miles, along with all-wheel drive, courtesy of dual electric motors.
Bentley has also confirmed that they’re going to launch three plug-in hybrids in the near future: the already confirmed Bentayga V6 PHEV which is expected to hit the market first, followed by the Continental GT and Flying Spur.