Bentley Motors has announced it has achieved carbon neutral certification for its factory headquarters in Crewe, England.
The certification from the Carbon Trust confirms the company meets the internationally recognised PAS 2060 standard for carbon neutrality. 100 per cent of Bentley’s electricity is generated by either on-site solar panels or purchased as certified green electricity. All emissions that cannot be eliminated are compensated with high-quality offsets.
Earlier this year, the UK’s largest solar car port, comprising 10,000 solar panels, was installed at Bentley’s Crewe site. The installation has a capacity of 2.7Mw and covers 1,378 car parking spaces. Adding to the 20,815 rooftop panels already fitted, the on-site panel energy capacity is now 7.7Mw.
The factory status is a milestone as Bentley continues its electrification push. The company has introduced its first luxury plug-in hybrid, the Bentayga Hybrid and says it will introduce the first fully electric Bentley in 2025.