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Bentley Debuts First Electric Luxury Car

Bentley Motors has unveiled the future of electric luxury with the EXP 12 Speed 6e at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. The concept showcases Bentley’s approach to a zero-emission, electric future as well as the seamless integration of state-of-the-art on board technology in a truly luxurious, authentic way.

All-electric Bentley vehicles in the future will offer performance levels expected from the luxury brand – an immediate, effortless surge of torque and grand touring range as well as new high performance technology such as rapid inductive charging and state-of-the-art on board concierge-style services for an effortless ownership experience.

Bentley’s vision is for customers to benefit from high-speed inductive charging to minimise inconvenience on the move, and provide a range sufficient for grand touring requirements. An electric Bentley would, for example, be able to drive between London and Paris or Milan and Monaco on a single charge and the on board experience will be enhanced for both driver and passenger thanks to the integration of state-of-the-art technology.

Handmade, cut-glass sections on the steering wheel contain the controls for media, communications, navigation and car set-up, as well as an instant performance boost via two dedicated buttons at the top of the cut-away wheel design. The passenger, meanwhile, has their own control panel on the front fascia with access to social media, email and entertainment.

The car’s intelligent infotainment system includes a personal, digital concierge – a virtual butler with the ability to connect to real-world services. This digital companion will, for example, be able to book a table at a favorite restaurant or look up flights for a business trip – all via voice command.

Bentley will utilise the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept to garner public opinion and feedback to help shape its future electric vehicle strategy.


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