Bentley plant is carbon-neutral
Yes, luxury cars can be manufactured in a carbon-neutral way, too – even when the factory is more than 80 years old. The Bentley Motors plant in Crewe, England, was certified as a carbon-neutral manufacturing facility back in 2019.
The plant’s Carbon Trust certification confirms that it complies with the internationally recognized PAS 2060 carbon-neutrality standard, which recognizes measures to reduce the CO₂ emissions produced by manufacturing operations. For example, 100 % of the electricity used by Bentley is either generated by solar panels installed on the factory site, or else purchased as certified renewable energy. High-quality offsets are used to compensate for the impact of unavoidable emissions.
The photovoltaic power plant is the UK’s largest solar carport, featuring 10,000 solar panels over an area of 16,426 m2 and a total capacity of 7.7 MW.