Bentley Bentayga intelligent V6 hybrid system uses GPS for maximum efficiency

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The new hybrid Bentley Bentayga uses information about the route entered in the navigation system to determine whether to use electric drive, the V6 combustion engine or a combination of the two.

The car automatically engages the correct drive mode for each part of the journey, constantly calculating the best use of battery charge. It will store electrical energy for sections of the journey where it is most useful – such as when arriving in the city, where an electric-only range of 50km in the NEDC cycle can be utilized.

On the other hand, as the vehicle reaches its destination, the system will use up all of its battery charge to maximize overall efficiency. A full charge of the battery from a domestic household socket will take 7.5 hours, or 2.5 hours using a fast charger.

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