Lamborghini has detailed its electrification strategy. The idea is to end the first half of the decade with hybrid models, pushing the market for 100% electric cars to 2025 at the earliest.
For a manufacturer known for cars capable of very fast acceleration, Lamborghini is always in a rush. In a press release published on May 18, the Italian firm announced its electrification strategy. It will take some patience before you see a 100% electric Lamborghini. The car won’t be released before 2025 at the earliest.
” The second half of the decade will focus on 100% electric cars with a fourth model. Once again, technological innovation will be driven to guarantee outstanding performance, positioning the car at the top of its category. “He promises Lamborghini. However, this is too late for a Volkswagen Group-owned brand known for developing a platform dedicated to performance and luxury (for example, Premium Platform Electric powering the Audi e-tron GT).
Lamborghini 100% electric wait and see very, very long
Before the 100% electric model, Lamborghini plans to start a two-stage transition. The first will consist of paying homage to thermal engines by betting on iconic products (with the V12). The latter will enable the hybrid transition with a first car from 2023. Knowing that the goal will be to reduce CO emissions, Lamborghini promises its entire catalog will be electrified by 2024.2nd 50% in 2025.
To realize this strategy, Lamborghini will invest €1.5 billion over four years, the largest investment in its history. It will go through the development of technological innovations that currently prevent the brand from going 100% electric. Like Ducati, Lamborghini specifies the weight of the batteries, which can be offset by using lighter materials (example: carbon fiber). In 2018, CTO Maurizio Reggiani said: Our goal is to offer a supercar, but it doesn’t exist today because of a battery that can’t provide power and energy. » A year ago, Lamborghini dreamed Terzo Millennio, 100% electric concept… battery-free (replaced by supercapacitors and composite materials that can transmit energy very quickly).
In an interview with Autocar on May 18, Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann gave some details about the 100% electric car under development: It will have at least 2+2 seats or even four seats. We’re imagining a two-door model for now, but we haven’t decided anything on build or vehicle power yet.. » Selections will be made after reading. Technologies designed by the Volkswagen Group.