Bentley Motors’ Crewe factory is now carbon neutral

Luxury car manufacturer Bentley has today announced that its factory is the first in the UK to become officially carbon neutral

Bentley carbon neutral factory

Luxury car manufacturer Bentley has today announced that its Crewe plant is the first automotive luxury factory to become officially carbon neutral. This, on the way to its goal of being the world’s most sustainable luxury automotive manufacturer.

What does carbon neutral mean?

Bentley carbon neutral factory

What does it mean to say that the marque’s Crewe factory is carbon neutral? Well, the PAS 2060 standard reflects the factory’s exclusive use of renewable electricity. 

It also takes into account other measures to reduce the carbon that the manufacturing process emits. All emissions that Bentley can’t eliminate, are offset. That means in investing in gold standard carbon credits, the money for which goes into offsetting projects.

“The Carbon Trust is pleased to certify Bentley’s factory headquarters to PAS 2060, demonstrating its carbon neutrality,” said John Newton, head of certification, at the Carbon Trust.

Bentley carbon neutral factory

“The initiatives that Bentley has undertaken to achieve this certification demonstrate the company’s commitment to becoming more sustainable.”

Bentley doesn’t just want to be green in the production of its cars. It wants its cars to be green too. The marque has said that it’s ‘accelerating its push towards electrification’. The Bentayga is the first Bentley to be hybridised. The rest of the range is to follow in 2023. All that’s left is the introduction of its first full EV in 2025.

Bentley’s solar car park

Bentley carbon neutral factory

Bentley finished installing the UK’s largest solar car port earlier this year. Made up of 10,000 solar panels, it covers 1,378 parking spaces. That’s capable of generating 2.7mw of the sites total solar output of 7.7mw. In total, the Bentley factory produces enough solar energy to power 1,750 homes.

“While 2019 has marked Bentley’s centenary, our focus is now on preparing the business for the next 100 years,” said Adrian Hallmark, chairman and chief executive office of Bentley Motors.

Bentley carbon neutral factory

“We want to lead the way in the delivery of sustainable luxury mobility – by providing our customers with products and services that reflect their own values.

We are very conscious of our responsibility to consider the environmental, social and economic impact of our organisation, and today’s news is just the latest stage in this journey.”

Related Articles

Ethan Jupp
I'm Content Editor at MR. Road trips music and movies are my vices. Perennially stuck between French hot hatches and Australian muscle cars.


Sat-nav app Waze to help small businesses

Waze plans to make it easier for local firms to add their details to the navigation app, ahead of Small Business Saturday on 5 December 2020.

Peugeot launches PCP car finance with insurance and servicing included

Peugeot's new PCP Plus finance scheme is a four-year Personal Contract Purchase plan that includes two years of servicing and insurance.

How to secure your car with an OBD port locking device

Criminals are consistently using high-tech equipment to steal cars. This is how to stop your On-Board Diagnostics port being exploited.

BMW eDrive Zones help get the best from plug-in cars

BMW has launched its world-first eDrive Zones technology in the UK. The system switches to electric power when entering a zero emission zone.

Find a Car Review