Lamborghini’s first EV, due in 2030, won’t be an SUV

Lamborghini’s electrification plan is no secret any more, with the company announced back in 2021 that it plans to electrify its entire line-up by 2024, ahead of its first-ever fully-electric vehicle (EV) by 2030. While most might assume the latter would probably be some sort of crossover/SUV in order to drum up sales for an electric Lamborghini, the company instead has different ideas.

Speaking to Motor1 at the recent launch of the Revuelto, Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann told the publication that its first-ever electric model will cover a blind spot within the company’s model line-up.

The Lamborghini Estoque concept from 2008

“It’s going to be a new body style, because what is missing in the line-up today is a GT 2+2, and I think this would be a good add-on to the two super-sports cars and the SUV,” Winkelmann said. 

The company further clarified in an email that the upcoming EV will also not have the same off-road capabilities of the Urus, further refuting rumours that it’ll be SUV-shaped.

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The SUV rumour first came about when Lamborghini revealed previously that the EV would have more ground clearance for daily usability. However, it seems that “ground clearance” will be more in the sense of its ability to clear speed humps, rather than for the rally courses. Think more Ferrari Roma, rather than a SF90 or Purosangue.

Of course, we’re still a long way out from any detailed specifications, but at least in terms of looks, we can expect it to borrow heavily from the Revuelto, whose new Y-motif design touches will become the Lamborghini signature from now on.

The upcoming Lamborghini EV will join an already fully-electrified line-up, a project that was kick-started with the Sian, but brought into full force now with the all-new Revuelto – the latter featuring a 1,015 hp hybrid V12 powertrain underneath its unique bodywork.

Following the Aventador-replacing Revuelto, Lamborghini will also be updating the Urus some time next year with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. This will then be followed by the Huracan replacement, which will also be a plug-in hybrid of some sorts.

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