The luxury car makers at Bentley have some lofty goals for electrifying their high-end vehicles. The company says it will offer hybrid versions of all of its models within the next four years.
That starts with the Bentayga hybrid, a premium sport utility vehicle that can travel more than 30 miles per charge. It also allows drivers to go much farther using a mix of battery and gas power. The plug-in SUV first was unveiled late last year at the Geneva Motor Show and will be available for sale later this year. It comes with a price tag of more than $150,000.
The company sees hybrids as a strong possible segment of the luxury car market. A Bentley official told CNET that data shows that as many as one-third of premium vehicle shoppers are interested in electric cars.
“That will be a big part of our future,” Bentley sales and marketing official Chris Craft told CNET.
Bentley also plans to roll out its first fully electric vehicle by 2025. The company in July made public its prototype for an all-electric concept car called the EXP 100. The car, which features an all-electric powertrain, will have a top speed of 186 miles per hour and be able to go from 0 to 62 miles an hour in 2.5 seconds.
“The Bentley EXP 100 GT represents the kind of cars we want to make in the future,” Design Director Stefan Sielaff said in a press release announcing the new vehicle. “Like those iconic Bentleys of the past, this car connects with its passengers’ emotions and helps them experience and safeguard the memories of the really extraordinary journeys they take.”
How the California Lemon Law Works
Despite the big press releases and hefty price tags, plenty of luxury vehicles unfortunately come equipped with significant defects that can pose serious safety risks.
The good news for car owners and lessors in California is that the state’s lemon law offers some important protections. Most importantly, the lemon law requires car manufacturers to perform certain repairs on vehicles while they are still under warranty. The car maker is obligated to buy the vehicle back if those repairs are not successful.
The manufacturer is also on the hook for related expenses, as well as any legal fees that a person incurs in enforcing his or her rights under the law.
How a California Lemon Law Attorney Can Help You
If you are a California car owner with a vehicle that just does not seem to work properly, you have the right to explore your options under the lemon law. It is important that you consult an experienced lawyer to help guide you through the process and ensure that the manufacturer is made fully accountable
The California lemon law attorneys at the Bickel Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients in defective vehicle cases across the state. Our firm does not charge upfront fees in most cases.