Geneva show: Bentley to go green(er)
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BENTLEY Motors outlined a new environmental strategy for the Volkswagen-owned British luxury brand last week, promising to reduce emissions and fuel consumption – but taking no radical steps towards reducing its reliance on large internal combustion engines. In a speech delivered at the Geneva motor show, Bentley CEO Franz-Josef Paefgen said the strategy would be based on three stages: reducing average emissions across its eight and 12-cylinder petrol engine range by at least 15 per cent by 2012; introducing an all-new powertrain by 2012 that will deliver a 40 per cent improvement in fuel economy “while maintaining current levels of performance”; and offering bio-ethanol-compatible engines, the first of which should be available next year. ...continued