Andreas Mindt becomes new Bentley Director of Design for its all-electric future Source: Electek

New Bentley Design Director, Andreas Mindt to Execute on Electric Future

Like many up-to-date motoring companies, Bentley’s future is electric. The 101-year-old luxury British brand announced its ‘Beyond100’ strategy in 2020 – a roadmap to becoming the world’s leading sustainable luxury mobility brand.

The series of commitments includes; all three Bentley models available as luxury hybrid cars by 2023 and launching the first fully electric Bentley by 2025.

And the man to lead Bentley’s bold new phase is ex-Audi designer, Andreas Mindt. Succeeding Stefan Sielaff who spent nearly six years in the role, Mindt will continue evolving Bentley’s design language.

The perfect fit for the position, Mindt is no novice when it comes to electric vehicles.

His 25 years at Volkswagen Group (the parent company of both Bentley and Audi) was spent devising the design direction for Audi’s expanding EV portfolio, including the E-Tron – which was recently crowned ‘Best Electric Vehicle 2021.’

With Bentley aiming for a full-EV lineup by 2030, it seems Andreas Mindt is committed to doing the same at his next chapter with Bentley.

Designing a car, and a future, is always a process based on the performance of many, not one, and so I look forward to working with my colleagues to help define the next phase for Bentley, into an electrified future.

Mindt said in a statement.

Bentley already revealed its new Flying Spur Hybrid earlier this year – the start of the next stage in the company’s decade-long path to becoming a fully electric vehicle manufacturer.

The Crewe-based new Bentley Director of Design will helm a team of around 50 designers in the UK. Working across the exterior, interior, colour and trim, concept and show car design, Mindt is tasked with defining the design language for Bentley’s electrified future.

Andreas Mindt commented on his new role and his excitement for the future of the marque car company.

Bentley is a jewel within the Volkswagen Group. Designing a car, and a future, is always a process based on the performance of many, not one, and so I look forward to working with my colleagues to help define the next phase for Bentley, into an electrified future.

Andreas Mindt

As well as its Hybrid Flying Spur, Bentley has also launched its hybrid version of its popular SUV, the Bentayga. Bentley’s first all-electric offering is reportedly also going to be an SUV model, although it’s unclear whether it’ll be a newly designed model or a fully electric version of the Bentayga.

Either way, the future looks electrifying under the new Bentley Director of Design, Andreas Mindt. Bentley fans should have a look at the stunning new A$2.8 Million Coachbuilt Bentley Bacalar.

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