Supercar Brand Confirms Route To Electric Avenue

Thu 20th May 2021

The roar of the engine and the smell of the gasoline will be a thing of the past for Lamborghini fans soon as the brand announces that it is developing electric and hybrid powertrains.

Lamborghini have followed in the wheel-marks of Ferrari, who bravely announced its very first fully-electric vehicle for 2025, but Lambo fans will have to wait for the first EV as they are committed to their V12 engine for the short-term.

Hybrid technology seems to be the route Lamborghini are headed down for now, with news that they are likely to convert buth the Huracan and Aventador to hybrids over the next couple of years, and speculation is that the full EV versions may come towards the last half of the decade.

The project is expected to cost the company £1.3billion to develop and was announced this week by CEO Stephan Winkelmann, in a statement which read: “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. 

“Our 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. 

“Today’s promise, supported by the largest investment plan in the brand’s history, reinforces our deep dedication to not only our customers, but also to our fans, our people and their families, as well as to the territory where the company was born in Emilia-Romagna and to Made in Italy excellence.”

Much of that billion dollar investment which Lamborghini have promised is expected to be spent on finding a way to convert the huge racetrack V12 engine power into an EV powertrain that doesn’t run out of range faster than the car itself.