Lamborghini will start electrifying its cars from 2023 and the brand is planning a full EV model before the decade is out
Lamborghini has become the latest legendary car brand to announce its plans to electrify its range – and it will include the launch of a brand-new fully electric car before the end of the decade.
What’s more, the firm is promising enthusiasts the move to electrification will remain “faithful to the heart and soul of the ‘bull’ brand”.
Plug-in hybrid versions will start arriving from 2023 and, by the end of 2024, the entire core range of Lamborghini – that’s Urus SUV, plus Huracan and Aventador sports cars – will be electrified.
The company has a target to cut product CO2 emissions in half by the start of 2025.
The first fully electric Lamborghini will be an all-new model line, the fourth in its range, and is likely to take the form of a two-door, four-seat GT car.
It will have “remarkable performance” and sit at “the top of its segment”.
The engineering is expected to be shared with future high-performance Audi and Porsche electric products.
President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann explained: “Lamborghini’s electrification plan is a newly-plotted course, necessary in the context of a radically-changing world, where we want to make our contribution by continuing to reduce environmental impact through concrete projects.
“Lamborghini has always been synonymous with preeminent technological expertise in building engines boasting extraordinary performance: this commitment will continue as an absolute priority of our innovation trajectory.”
The firm is backing this up with the largest-ever investment in its history: more than €1.5 billion committed over four years.
And for those who may want to have one last fling with a pure petrol engine, Lamborghini has one more surprise in store – a range of cars rolling out between 2021 and 2022 “celebrating the combustion engine.
These will include two new V12 models to be announced in 2021 alone…