Looking ahead to the year 2030, Bentley will become a 100% electric company. The British company, in the hands of the Volkswagen Group, will take advantage of the technology of its parent company to articulate a range made up of five zero-emission models, which will be presented annually between 2025 and 2030. Apparently, among them will be a new Mulsanne.
The previous Mulsanne, out of production since 2020, was a luxury sedan designed to take on the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Phantom. However, his heir will have a completely different approach, as previous information indicates that it will be a shorter and taller car to house batteries under the floor. A crossover with hints of grand tourism.
The electric Bentley Mulsanne will be the most expensive proposal of the English manufacturer and will share its entrails with the Audi “Landjet”, the electric substitute for the current A8. Therefore, it will be based on the PPE modular platform, an advanced architecture developed by Audi and Porsche that will include, among other advances. with an 800 volt electrical system.
“We have withdrawn from the Mulsanne segment and it is something that, if you look at the market, is still attractive to us. It is part of our historical strength to work in this segment”, explained Adrian Hallmark, executive director of Bentley, in recent statements granted to the specialized media Autocar.
At the end of the decade, Bentley could bet on solid electrolyte batteries
“Before, [our platforms] were built from group architectures created long before we got to the party. The effort to modify vendor systems and requirements has been a major constraint for Bentley in the past. With this generation of cars, we’ve been involved from the start to ensure the specifications Bentley needs. I can’t stress enough what a breakthrough this is. It’s a game-changer.”
It is confirmed that the first electric Bentley (which will not be the Mulsanne) will have a range of more than 300 miles (483 km) per charge, we understand that under the European WLTP cycle. Hallmark has also announced that the brand’s first two or three electric cars will be very similar at the battery level, while the following will incorporate a series of improvements that will also be applied retroactively to previous models. It is probably the solid electrolyte batteries that QuantumScape is developing for the Volkswagen Group, its main investor.