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Bentley Motors to introduce plug-in hybrid

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Thursday, April 10, 2014, 9:05 AM -

Bentley Motors is moving into the hybrid car business.

The luxury car maker will introduce a plug-in hybrid version of its flagship Mulsanne.

It will be unveiled at the Beijing International Auto Exhibition on April 20.

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“There is no doubt that plug-in hybrid technology is true to Bentley’s values of outstanding luxury and effortless performance," said Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors in a press release Wednesday. "Combining our renowned engines with electric power reinforces and enhances both principles, and so we will gradually introduce this powertrain across our model range. By the end of the decade, at least 90% of our production will be available as a plug-in hybrid. We are proud to be pioneering these developments in the luxury sector.”

The first Bentley vehicle with plug-in hybrid technology released to the public will be a new SUV going on sale in 2017.

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