Lamborghini, one of Italy’s most famous car manufacturers, is moving forward with its electrification plans, despite the country’s opposition to the European Union’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2035. The CEO of Lamborghini, Stefan Winkelmann, recently announced that the company would release two new hybrid models and shared the roadmap for its first two electric vehicles.
During a Friday presentation in Sant’Agata, Italy, Winkelmann confirmed that the successor to the Huracán will be a plug-in hybrid, set to launch by the end of 2024. According to Road & Track, Winkelmann also stated that the Urus SUV will transition to a hybrid powertrain in 2024.
During a recent presentation in Sant’Agata, Italy, Lamborghini CEO Stefan Winkelmann confirmed that the Urus SUV will be equipped with a hybrid powertrain in 2024. He also announced that the Huracán’s successor, set to launch at the end of 2024, will be a plug-in hybrid model.
A spokesperson from Lamborghini has confirmed that both statements made by Winkelmann are factual. This move towards hybrid and electric vehicles aligns with Lamborghini’s commitment to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint.
Lamborghini’s CEO, Stefan Winkelmann, has been a vocal advocate for electric vehicles (EVs) and has previously stated that the company plans to electrify all its vehicles by the end of 2024. In line with this commitment, Winkelmann has confirmed that Lamborghini’s first two EVs are in the works.
According to a report by Road & Track and confirmation from a Lamborghini spokesperson, the first EV from the Italian carmaker will be launched in 2028, followed by an all-electric successor to the Urus in 2029.
According to Lamborghini CEO Stefan Winkelmann, the company has plans to launch its first two battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) in 2028 and 2029. The first of these will be a completely electric car, marking a major milestone in Lamborghini’s push towards electrification. The second BEV will be a new version of the Urus SUV, set to be released in 2029.
These upcoming EVs demonstrate Lamborghini’s commitment to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint. With the first fully electric Lamborghini set to arrive in just a few years, it’s clear that the company is taking a bold step towards a greener future.
Not Lamborghini’s first hybrid rodeo
It’s worth noting that although Lamborghini’s upcoming plug-in hybrid replacement for the Aventador generates much buzz, the company is no stranger to hybrids. We recently learned that the successor to the Aventador (code-named LB744) will feature a hybrid V12 engine that can produce up to 1001 horsepower. The new powertrain will feature three electric motors, two located in the front and one integrated into the new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
So while the new plug-in hybrid models may be a significant step towards electrification for Lamborghini, the company has been exploring hybrid technology for some time and continues to innovate in this area.
In addition to its plans for EVs, Lamborghini is expanding its presence in motorsports, recently committing to LMDH racing in 2024. This move towards hybrid racing aligns with the company’s overall strategy for a more sustainable future.
Lamborghini’s foray into hybrid technology began with the limited release of the Sián in 2021. Based on the Aventador, this high-performance hybrid sports car boasts an impressive 808 horsepower. However, the Sián’s fuel efficiency was not as impressive, with an EPA-rated city and combined mpg on par with the Aventador but one mpg worse on the highway.
As Lamborghini continues to innovate in the hybrid space, it will be interesting to see how the company’s racing ambitions and sustainability goals intersect.
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