Bentley Envisions Sustainable Luxury
Bentley’s EXP 100 GT all-electric concept car is its vision of the future.
Bentley has become a world leader in the push towards a future of sustainable luxury mobility with the new EXP 100 GT – its all-electric concept car created to celebrate the company’s centenary year.
In pursuing this vision, Bentley has brought together intelligently curated materials from some of the world’s leading experts in sustainable production.
The fully autonomous Grand Tourer with zero emissions and Artificial Intelligence sets a new benchmark for sustainable travel.
Designed to enhance the occupants’ luxury Grand Touring experience, it is borne from pure Bentley DNA. Beautifully styled, it reasserts the car as a place for creating, experiencing and capturing extraordinary human experiences and emotions.
Bentley has entered into some unique collaborations to bring the EXP 100 GT to reality.
The future of sustainable luxury includes 5,000-year-old Copper Infused Riverwood, a 100 per cent organic leather-like textile which is a bi-product from wine-making, as well as British Farmed Wool carpets.
Even the Compass exterior paint is made from recycled rice husks.
The collaborations, many of which also help protect the tradition of British craftsmanship, put sustainable innovation to the forefront.
Among them is a unique partnership with Gainsborough, a company that has been producing some of the world’s finest interior furnishing fabrics since 1903, designed, dyed, warped and woven with care and integrity.
Based in Sudbury, Suffolk – a centre of silk weaving since the 19th century – the company has a royal warrant of appointment to Her Majesty The Queen.
Gainsborough cotton damask textile is sustainable, renewable and biodegradable, making it an excellent choice as an environmentally friendly fibre in the EXP 100 GT.