Lamborghini Announces Plans to go Electric

Supercar maker Lamborghini has revealed plans to launch a full-electric car in the second half of this decade.

The Italian company, which is owned by Volkswagen, announced the car as it unveiled a roadmap to ‘decarbonization of future Lamborghini models and of the Sant’Agata Bolognese site’ – its Italian HQ where it manufacturers its cars.

The roadmap plan will, the company said in a statement, see Lamborghini invest more than €1.5 billion ($AU2.35 billion) into a transition that will include the launch its first hybrid series production car in 2023 and, by the end of 2024, the entire range – Huracan, Urus, and Aventador – will be electrified.

The three-phase plan will start with a short-term focus on its current tech with two new cars in the V12 model line-up to be announced this year. That will be followed with the move to hybrid and then to all the all-electric fourth production model by the end of the decade.

“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,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “Out response is a plan with a 360-degree approach, encompassing our products and our Sant’Agata Bolognese location, taking us towards a more sustainable future while always remaining faithful to our DNA.

“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.”

Source: Motor Trader e-Magazine (June 2021)

18 June 2021

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