In its quest to become the world’s most sustainable luxury automotive manufacturer, Bentley this week achieved carbon neutral certification for its factory headquarters in Crewe, England. The certification from the Carbon Trust, which confirms that the company meets the internationally recognized PAS 2060 standard for carbon neutrality, reflects measures taken by the company to reduce the carbon emitted in its operations, including the use of renewable electricity. 100% of Bentley’s electricity is generated by either on-site solar panels or purchased as certified green electricity.
Earlier this year, Bentley’s factory site in Crewe became the home of the UK’s largest solar car port, comprising 10,000 solar panels. The installation has a capacity of 2.7MW and covers 1,378 car parking spaces - an area of 16,426m². Adding to the 20,815 rooftop panels already fitted, it took the total on-site solar panel energy capacity to 7.7MW, enough to cover over 1,750 homes.
Bentley is now accelerating its push towards electrification with the introduction of the first fully electric Bentley slated for 2025. The luxury British marque has also just brought to market the first luxury plug-in hybrid, the Bentayga Hybrid, and aims to have hybrid variants of all models by 2023.