It’s no secret that Lamborghini is moving towards electrification, as announced via its Direzione Cor Tauri plan that was unveiled earlier this year. However, the company has just confirmed that the first fully-EV Lamborghini model will hit the market somewhere between 2027 and 2028.
Speaking to Yahoo Finance, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said: “The first [EV] would be in the second part of this decade. So we think about ’27, ’28. And before that we will hybridise all the line-up we are having today.”
While Winkelmann stopped short of revealing what form its first EV will ultimately take, he mentions that the company’s line-up in the future will revolve around four models: two “super sports cars”, and two “more versatile vehicles”, as confirmed earlier this year.
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The fully electric model will most likely fall within the two “versatile” vehicles in Lamborghini’s plans – which is expected to consist of an Urus replacement model, plus a mystery model that Winkelmann has said he wants to have two doors.
As for the “super sports cars”, Lamborghini is planning to be building them as plug-in hybrids for the time being. “The legislators will tell us what we are allowed to do from 2030 onwards,” Winkelmann added.
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When asked if they expect to see the internal combustion engine (ICE) being completely eradicated in the next decade, Winkelmann said that he’s hopeful that the synthetic fuels will help keep them around for a little while longer.
“We hope that there will be an opportunity for synthetic fuel – which is then CO2 neutral – to be as big enough, or distributed enough in a high quantity, that we have a capillarity, which we can also then fuel our super sports cars,” said Winkelmann.
“So this is an opportunity we want to leave open. We don’t have to decide now, because this is not the moment where this type of fuel is present. And we don’t know if it’s going to be developed on a level which is then good for us as well. So this is a window we leave open after this, or at the beginning of the ’30s.”
2021 is set to be a record-breaking year for Lamborghini. In the same interview, Winkelmann revealed that “every month is better than the month before” for the Italian supercar manufaturer.
“Every month we are selling more cars than we can deliver… Overall at 2021, it’s going to be a record year, both in sales and also in terms of financial figures. So we are very happy about that. And we are looking forward to the year 2022,” he added.