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Bentley’s elegant charging dock

Our Bureau | Updated on March 08, 2018 Published on March 08, 2018

The Bentayga Hybrid’s recharging unit has been crafted by renowned designer Philippe Starck


Bentley has collaborated with renowned designer, Philippe Starck, to create an intelligent recharging unit concept for Bentayga Hybrid customers — the Bentley by Starck Power Dock.

According to a press release, the piece is conceived with the highest attention to detail from both Bentley and Starck, using sustainable and technological materials. The elegant surround is formed from pressed eco-linen with bio-sourced thermosetting resin, while the domed frontage is fashioned using a hot-pressure aluminium casting.

It is designed to keep charging cables neat and safe at home.

Phillippe Starck, a Bentley customer of many years, describes the ownership experience as “a love story”. “You don’t like a Bentley, you love it. The relationship with a Bentley is not about bio-design or horsepower, it’s a mental and sentimental relationship,” he said.

Starck is one of the most revered creators of his generation and is responsible for many iconic designs. From everyday products such as furniture and lemon squeezers, to revolutionary mega-yachts, hotels and restaurants that aspire to be wondrous, stimulating and intensely vibrant places — Starck never ceases to push the boundaries and criteria of contemporary design.

He has also consistently demonstrated an environmental ethos, always conscious of the materials he uses and their impact on the world around him. This Bentayga Hybrid model represents Bentley’s first step towards full electrification.

The new model combines an advanced electric motor with a powerful and efficient new-generation V6 petrol engine, according to the company. The hybrid version will be Bentley’s most efficient model ever, and its first with CO2 emissions of 75 g/km, Bentley claimed.

Bentayga Hybrid is not available to order yet. It will become available to order in select markets from the second half of 2018.

Published on March 08, 2018
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