Bentley is reorganizing its operations to align with the green energy transition

Over 30000 solar panels will be an installation in the company’s energy plans. The company boasts of its century-old commemoration after restructuring the old production facilities to be in line with the UK’s green energy plan. This process will take two decades to become a green energy plant. The company’s solar carport can supply energy to meet the needs of over 1750 homes. The company’s officials reiterated that the electricity utilized in its operations is from the solar panels installed or from utilities that offer green energy. 

The chief executive of Bentley, Adrian Hallmark, stated that they have been pursuing sustainability to expand the operations of their company rather than considering it a threat. Bentley procured its ISO 14001 certification for meeting the environmental standards over two decades ago. This certification spiked the need for environmental certification and accreditation by environmental bodies. The company’s Crewe campus reached the carbon-neutral state after analysis by Carbon Trust. The company is currently aligning its operations to scale down and phase out the combustion engines that were part of its previous models to lead in sustainability. 

Hallmark stated that they intend to restructure the company’s business activities towards carbon-neutral strategies by the end of this decade. The company’s first fully-electric Bentley will enter the market in the next five years, initiating the carbon-neutral strategy for the company. The company’s hybrid and battery electric vehicles will be available in the market beginning next year. In 2030, all the company’s Bentleys will have plugs and electric motors. The managing director of AlixPartners, Mark Wakefield, stated that the Bentley green transition would enable the company to convince the consumers to purchase its expensive models enticed with eco-friendly cars. Nevertheless, he noted that the customers observe the prices of these vehicles before they purchase them. With that in mind, the automakers observe the manufacturing activities and the mileage for their cars keenly. 

Wakefield explained that companies must understand they’ve got a responsibility in the plan of reducing emissions. He emphasized that while some companies transition to green energy to attract their investors and other stakeholders, not all these strategies consider the demands of the consumers. Axel Shmidt of Accenture’s global automotive practice confirmed that the government was observing the emissions emerging from the cars and not from the manufacturing procedure. Additionally, the UK intends to scrap off the consumption of electric vehicles by the end of this decade to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles. Schmidt stated that the consumers have become informed and desire to be truthfully told the total carbon footprint of the cars they want to purchase, ranging from the component production to the running of the car.