Bentley Bentayga Hybrid range, MPG, CO2 & charging

Bentley Bentayga Hybrid promises better fuel economy and CO2 emissions than achieved by the rest of the range

Fuel economy CO2 emissions Electric range Wallbox charge time
TBC Sub-99g/km 16 miles 2.5 hours

Official fuel-economy figures have yet to be revealed for the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid, although the car’s 3.0-litre V6 engine is likely to be much more efficient than the 4.0-litre V8 and 6.0-litre W12 non-hybrid alternatives in the model line-up.

Those cars achieve around 20 and 21.7mpg respectively: if the Bentayga Hybrid can significantly better those figures, it’ll be the pick of the range for fuel-conscious buyers.

Bentley Bentayga Hybrid range, MPG & CO2 emissions

The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid features a 17.3kWh battery comprising of 168 lithium-ion cells. According to the company, this will return 16 miles of electric range, a less-than-impressive figure that’s probably a result of the car’s two-and-a-half tonne weight

That said, if you can manage to drop off the kids at school and pop to the shops without using the petrol engine, then the fuel savings are going to add up over time.

CO2 emissions are also awaiting confirmation, although Bentley says these will be lower than 99g/km. Just how far below that threshold remains to be seen.

Charge time

Plugging the Bentayga Hybrid into an everyday, three-pin socket will fully replenish the battery in 7.5 hours, however a home wallbox charger will see this figure cut to two and a half hours.

Even with the former, an overnight charge is perfectly possible, and you’ll be laughing if you only drive limited distances on a day-to-day basis.

It’s worth noting that the Bentayga Hybrid can’t rapid charge, however, so if you’re determined to stick to electric-only running, you’ll need to come to terms with the slow charging rates common among plug-in hybrid vehicles.