Bentley reckons that travelling on electric power can create “an oasis of calm and tranquillity” suitable to one of its cars. The Bentayga is a perfectly sensible car to put a hybrid drivetrain beneath. It weighs nearly as much as a small moon.
First hybrid Bentley
The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid is the fourth car in the SUV’s range, joining the V8 petrol and diesel and the W12 petrol. Its 75g/km of CO2 emissions are much, much smaller than any of them, though that’s about the only concrete stat we have; Bentley’s being oddly coy about power and torque outputs at the moment.
On a full charge, Bentley can do around 30 miles before the petrol engine needs to assist. That charge will take 7.5 hours on a normal domestic charger.