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Bentley's EV to pack 1,400 BHP; 0 - 97 km/h in 1.5 seconds

This performance figure will not be the main selling point of the EV.

Bentley's first all-electric car is scheduled to arrive in international markets in 2025. The company's CEO, Adrian Hallmark, has indicated that the EV will pack around 1,400 BHP and will be capable of accelerating from 0 - 97 km/h (0 - 60 mph) in just 1.5 seconds.

According to reports, Hallmark mentioned that the Bentley EV will come with an option of accelerating slower, where it sprints from 0 - 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds. This is because the quicker 1.5-second acceleration can become uncomfortable and nauseous for some occupants. Although, Hallmark did clarify that this performance figure will not be the main selling point of the EV. Instead, the Bentley EV will shine between 30 - 70 mph (48 - 113 km/h) acceleration or 30 - 150 mph (48 - 241 km/h) if in Germany.

The Bentley EV will use the PPE platform, which also underpins the Porsche Macan EV and the Audi Q6 e-tron. However, there is no information on the body style or design the company will adopt for it. In terms of pricing though, the CEO did mention that one variant of the EV will cost above 250,000 euros.

Source: Automotive News Europe

 
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