The electrification of Lamborghini is no secret, the brand itself has made it clear that from now on, all its cars will be electrified to a greater or lesser extent. The year 2022 will be the last in which solo combustion engine models will be launched on the market, the next step being the replacement of the Lamborghini Aventador, which will feature a V12 hybrid that is currently under development.
However, what is giving the most conversation is, obviously, the electric Lamborghini, about which everything has been said and about which now, it seems, we have more information thanks to some statements by the CEO of the brand to the British magazine Coach. And that first electric Lamborghini will be, as you’d expect, an all-new, radically styled 2+2 crossover, ready in 2028. If you’re surprised by what you’ve just read, you must live in a different world than ours, The Sant’Agata firm has long been carried away by trends and the huge profits they bring.
After the electric crossover in 2028, a new generation of the Lamborghini Urus will arrive, which apparently will be fully electric, although no dates have been given for the appearance of this new Urus. In any case, if the first electric of the brand arrives in 2028, the electric Urus should not take long to appear, making an appearance around 2030 at the latest. Keep in mind that shortly, the Italian brand will put into circulation the restyling of the “Super SUV”, which adds a hybrid version to its range.
According to Autocar magazine, the presence of two electric SUVs in the range offers the possibility that its sportiest models, the Lamborghini Huracán and the replacement for the Lamborghini Aventador, keep their engines (hybrid in the case of the V12 and for the moment, atmospheric gasoline in the case of the V10) for at least two more generations. The replacement for the Aventador is about to arrive, but the change for the Huracán will not arrive before the end of the current decade.
In other words, we could see how Lamborghini stretches the presence of combustion engines in its range to the maximum, exploiting the limit to the maximum and withdrawing combustion engines from the market in 2035. In any case, we must not forget that there is still one last vote to be able to carry out the law. It is still not certain that the sale of new combustion engines will be prohibited in 2035, although any type of decision that is not in favor will be quite a surprise. Furthermore, Lamborghini remains a low-volume manufacturer and will be subject to different regulations.
Winkelmann also told Autocar that conversations are taking place within the brand, with which the use of synthetic fuels is being valued as a way to maintain combustion engines, further reducing their emissions by adopting electrification. Some conversations that are also taking place between the member states could be one of the arguments that allow all those belonging to the European Union to accept the ban on combustion engines in 2035.
Let’s say we will welcome the harmonization of global plans. There are so many markets with so many different plans that we need to take all the time we have to consider the best route to take. It’s not easy. Of course, we need to make decisions well in advance of the deadlines, and we may not be able to wait for the regulations to commit, but this strategy with the two all-electric cars is a decision that gives us more time to consider .” – Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini in statements to Autocar
He has not given details about Lamborghini’s first electric car, but it is expected to be inspired by the Lamborghini Estoque, a prototype presented back in 2008 that never went into production, but that has nothing of a crossover, but rather is a sedan that could plant face the Porsche Panamera with a brutal image. And it did not reach production because the cost of development and production did not compensate for the sales that could be obtained. However, the investments were focused on other things, such as the development of the Urus.
It is also expected that this electric 2 + 2 will have a two-door body since it should take as its starting point the Artemis platform, developed by Bentley and Audi for electric vehicles.