LONDON — Bentley mentioned the batteries powering its first full-electric automobile, which is able to launch in 2025, shall be an evolution of the present lithium ion sort, relatively than a brand new battery know-how resembling strong state.
“I do not see a step change for 2025,” Matthias Rabe, the model’s engineering chief, mentioned in an internet presentation throughout which the ultraluxury model outlined an electric-only future from 2030.
The lithium ion batteries utilized by Bentley’s EV shall be an enchancment from present know-how, Rabe mentioned, citing higher power density, higher energy density, sooner recharging and a decrease price.
“Battery know-how is steadily evolving,” he mentioned.
After its first EV in 2025, Bentley will introduce a “household” of EVs, Rabe mentioned.
This date is important as a result of that’s when Bentley will be capable to use a brand new EV structure.
“2025 shall be an enormous step as a result of we could have entry to a brand new platform which actually makes us in a position to create an actual Bentley with traits resembling easy driving with [interior] house,” Rabe mentioned.
Bentley has not disclosed which platform its EV will use. It’s anticipated to be father or mother Volkswagen Group’s new Premium Platform Electrical (PPE), presently being developed by Porsche and Audi.