MP Welcomes Bentley Investment

Dr Kieran Mullan MP (Photograph: Richard Townshend, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Crewe & Nantwich MP Dr Kieran Mullan has welcomed the news that Bentley Motors will be investing £2.5 billion into it’s Crewe site as part of its plans to make an all electric vehicle.  The announcement is a major boost for the UK economy and also helps secure Bentley’s first step into electrification at the production plant, where all Bentley models are built and 4,000 colleagues work.

The first BEV is scheduled to roll off the production line in 2025 and will mark a significant moment in Bentley’s long and illustrious history. It is also a critical step in the company’s Beyond100 strategy – the ground-breaking plan launched in 2020 that will ensure Bentley is exclusively electric and end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030.  

Commenting Dr Kieran Mullan said “Bentley is a major employer in Crewe bringing jobs and investment to the town over many years now. This latest news is a huge vote of confidence in the people that work there and the skills and commitment they bring to their work and they can be incredibly proud of what they deliver. Future proofing their jobs as we build our economy back from the pandemic and move to electric vehicles is news that I know staff and their families will welcome.”

Further comment from Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng MP “This is excellent news for the people of Crewe who will be at the cutting edge of Britain’s Green Industrial Revolution”.

“The global electric vehicle market is booming and this growth is ours for the taking. That’s why this Government is backing Britain’s automotive sector meaning new jobs, new factories and great British Exports.”

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