Bentley first EV kicks off brand’s bold reinvention

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The image of Bentley owners is often seen as those who have little concern for the people or the environment around them.

But Bentley’s debut electric vehicle, due in 2025, will spearhead a series of radical new models as Bentley pursues new market segments.

Bentley, which is owned by the Volkswagen Group, has committed to offering only battery-electric vehicles from 2030 onwards.

The first EV will take the form of a high-riding saloon. It will be based on a VW Group architecture, which is being developed by Project Artemis, an Audi-led initiative to develop an advanced EV platform.

Bentley bosses are not expecting a major leap in battery technology any time soon, so the firm’s first electric models will be designed to match the range and weight limitations of the current systems. The result will be models that differ significantly from Bentley’s current line-up.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.