Bentley to launch its first plug-in later this year

Bentley, the ultra-luxury automaker, will launch its first plug-in hybrid this year. The Bentayga hybrid will feature a V6 motor in combination with an electric motor “for V-8 like performance but with 6-cylinder economy,” according to Motor Authority. The automaker is set to launch plug-in hybrid versions of more of its existing line-up in the next few years, but a full-electric Bentley is still to come. Motor Authority reports that the automaker may be waiting for solid state batteries to be commercially viable before it sells an electric vehicle, but it will demo one rumored to run on both hydrogen and a battery in the near future. Read more.

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