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Bentley unveils plug-in hybrid concept

Luxury automaker Bentley, a member of the Volkswagen Group, unveiled its Bentley Hybrid Concept—a preview of Bentley’s first production plug-in hybrid model, which is planned to be a dedicated version of the all-new SUV available in 2017. The Bentley Hybrid Concept will be on display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition later this month.

Bentley Hybrid Concept. Click to enlarge.

The plug-in hybrid system will offer a power increase of up to 25% together with a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions, both without any compromise to Bentley’s trademark luxury, design and refinement.

Bentley hybrids will also be capable of an all-electric range of at least 50 km (31 miles).

The Bentley Hybrid Concept is based on the flagship model in the Bentley family, the Mulsanne.


Patrick Free

Ha ha. 31 Miles / 50KM of full EV range means <15KWH battery packs, in 2017 luxury SUV segment ? This is just RIDICULOUS. Nobody with accept anything < 40KWH at that time, if not a lot more in that price band, so at least they can do all their daily local commutes with one charge at home at night. Nobody needs any PHEVs with < 25KWH battery in my view. Bet all German PHEVs announced this year with <10KWH will just be the same FLOPS as their previous endless useless Hybrids.
I think neither are serious about PHEVs at this time.

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