Mission E to spawn electric Bentley and Audi?
Volkswagen brands Audi and Bentley are looking to use Porsche’s Mission E technology to create their own luxury electric cars. Audi has named its variant e-tron GT, while Bentley gets in on the zero emission action under the working title Barnato.
While nothing is secured, industry insider Georg Kacher quotes a source at VW saying Bentley boss Adrian Hallmark has been advised to focus on building the brand rather than chasing volume.
This being close to Porsche’s strategy, a Bentley based on the Mission E may add even more luxury rather than pure sports. Audi too will go very low on the MSP platform and still aim for four seats. Add to this the talks of bigger batteries lasting for up to 500 miles by 2022 and such a premium offering could indeed go far.
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