The British luxury car maker Bentley has confirmed that its first fully electric car, the Bentayga electric SUV, will go into production in 2022. The company says its BEV will travel at least 400 miles on a charge and can be fitted with an 81 kWh battery for a range of 500 miles (824km).
The company said the luxury SUV would come out in mid-2022, later than the late-2021 date that had been targeted in the immediate aftermath of its unveiling at the Geneva motor show. The company said the luxury SUV would come out in mid-2022, later than the late-2021 date that had been targeted in the immediate aftermath of its unveiling at the Geneva motor show.
Bentayga will travel at least 400 miles on a charge and have a range of 400 miles on a single charge. It will also be able to go from 0-60mph in less than five seconds and reach speeds up to 155mph (249km/h).
Bentley says its BEV will travel at least 400 miles on a charge
The Bentayga will have a 90kWh battery, which is larger than the 100kWh battery found in the Tesla Model X. That means it can travel 400 miles on one charge an improvement over the Tesla’s 238-mile range. The Bentley will also be able to charge its batteries to 80% in 30 minutes using a DC fast charging system like Tesla’s Supercharger stations or PlugShare (if you’re wondering why you don’t see these chargers installed at gas stations). And because of this quick charging option, you’ll never have to wait for your car after work or when heading out on an overnight trip with friends just plug it in whenever you get home!
The carmaker’s head of R&D and innovation, Adrian Hallmark, said: “We are delighted to have an opportunity to develop this important technology with Rimac. This partnership further demonstrates the growing strength of our global supply chain.” Bentayga is one of three new models that will be built at a new plant in Slovakia and will make use of Rimac’s electric powertrain technology from now onwards.
This new Bentley was unveiled to great fanfare at the Geneva motor show in March and was billed by the company as a “first-of-its-kind” vehicle. It will come with an 800-volt battery pack, which is expected to provide 400 miles of range at speeds up to 60mph.