Bentley CEO Wolfgang Screiber recently confirmed that the forthcoming SUV from the company would be available as a plug-in hybrid in 2017, one year after the monster's launch. “The SUV will be the first Bentley hybrid because it’s based on a new platform with new technology. You need space for batteries and the technology, so we probably won’t do that for existing models. We will see hybrid versions of all of our cars, though.”
The tech used will probably be based on that which is already in the Porsche Panamera Hybrid and the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, and it will eventually spread to the entire line up. Fuel economy will improve, and the added weight of the batteries clearly isn't something anybody at the company cares about, given that Bentley's fastest sports car already weighs 5,115 lbs.
[via Auto Express]