Luxury car manufacturer Bentley will invest £2.5bn as it moves towards making electric vehicles.

It aims to produce its first electric car within the next three years, with exclusively electric models by 2030.

The new models will be developed at the company’s plant in Crewe, Cheshire, which will also see investment to become carbon neutral, the firm said.

Bentley’s CEO Adrian Hallmark said the plans were bold and ambitious and a “milestone moment” for the brand.