The electric Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show aims to “gauge public and customer feedback to shape Bentley’s future luxury strategy”.
The concept showcases future Bentley exterior and interior design direction, but details about the specification and performance of its electric powertrain are scarce.
Bentley’s vision is for customers to benefit from high-speed inductive charging and provide a range sufficient for ‘grand touring requirements’.
When rapid inductive charging is not available, the EXP 12 Speed 6e can be connected to a mains AC power supply via the auxiliary charging point.
Bentley believes that the concept will open discussions with luxury car buyers of the future to understand the desired expectations from a future electric luxury car ownership experience.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, said:
“The EXP 12 Speed 6e is a concept to show that Bentley is defining electric motoring in the luxury sector, with the appropriate technology, high quality materials and refinement levels you’d expect from a true Bentley. This concept enables us to engage with luxury customers and gather feedback on our approach. Bentley is committed to offering an electric model in its future portfolio and we are interested to receive feedback on this concept.”
The luxury brand’s electric car strategy includes the introduction of PHEV models across the Bentley model range over the next few years, starting with the Bentayga in 2018.