Bentley announces move to biofuel
Green Label cars may have a new meaning at Bentley. The luxury car company has been toying with the idea of making hybrid and diesel engines available for a few years, and now it seems a decision has been made.
At the Detroit Auto Show, right after introducing the extra-thirsty Continental GTC Speed, Stuart McCullough, a Bentley board member, announced that the company would make a "significant investment" to get its fleet to operate on biofuel. "Our commitment to this strategy is such that we plan to accelerate the introduction of our first biofuel-compatible car, which will make its world premiere in Geneva this March," McCullough said.
This doesn’t necessarily mean diesels for the luxury brand. The fuel most mentioned during this announcement was bioethanol to be used in gas powered flex-fuel vehicles.
All this will amount to is that Texas oilmen and Sheikhs will not be the only ones contributing to their own Bentley’s gas tank; wealthy landowners can now do it too.