After 18 months of research as part of its Octopus program (an acronym which we will spare you the explanation for it is so far-fetched, even for us French who are nevertheless champions in the field), Bentley and its partners present an engine revolutionary electric: it would be devoid of rare materials and copper coil, which would decrease production costs, greatly facilitate the
recycling, and would above all cut short some of the ethical debates around
All-electric model in 2026
The Octopus program partners Bentley with 9 other UK companies. Their common goal is to innovate in the field of electric mobility, and to make it more "clean" (in the broad sense) than it is today.
Let's be frank, this is just an announcement without precise details as to the "revolutionary" nature of the project. On the other hand, we know that the technology explored would not only equip future 100% electric Bentley models, but also Audi or hybrid models.
Porsche, for example. We also know a deadline: Bentley intends to launch its first 100% electric model in 2026 but before that, as Stefan Fischer, Director of powertrain engineering for the British luxury brand, reminds us, “every model will be entitled to a solution
hybrid by 2023 ".