Bentley’s CEO says no to EVs until battery tech matures

2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible, 2018 LA Auto ShowBentley, which previously appeared more than ready to launch an electric car, has pumped the brakes. The brand’s CEO Adrian Hallmark told Automotive News Europe (subscription required) in a Monday report that the company wants to wait for battery technology to advance. Today, and in the near future, the battery technology needed to produce an…

Forget E: Lincoln opts for “Grand Touring” to denote electrified vehicles

2020 Lincoln AviatorLincoln executives spent a lot of time deciding what to call the brand’s electrified vehicles, and the winning nomenclature might be unexpected: Grand Touring. Ford’s luxury division decided on the Grand Touring name for its electrified vehicles after much consideration and work with focus groups, Automotive News (subscription required) reported…

Porsche 911 hybrid at least four years away

2020 Porsche 911Porsche will introduce a hybridized version if its staple 911 sports car, but don’t expect it for at least another four years. The 2020 911 Carerra models that debuted at the 2018 LA Auto Show will be at the forefront until Porsche adds hybrid technology no sooner than 2022, according to a report from Auto Express last Thursday. Retiring chief…