Many of today’s major automakers have already pledged to make a comprehensive switch to EVs in the coming years, but Lamborghini doesn’t seem to be one of them.
Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini’s chief executive, made this clear in an interview with German newspaper Welt am Sonntag this week, confirming that the company is very interested in keeping vehicles with combustion engines alive beyond the next decade despite having made some steps toward electric with concept hybrid models such as the Terzo Millennio.
“After hybridisation, we will wait to see whether it will be possible to offer vehicles with an internal combustion engine beyond 2030,” Winkelmann said. “One possibility would be to keep combustion engine vehicles alive via synthetic fuels.”
Lamborghini isn’t expected to release its first fully electric vehicle until the end of 2030. On the other hand, Ferrari, one of Lamborghini’s chief competitors, said last year that it expects to unveil its first fully electric supercar in 2025.
Lamborghini hopes for combustion engine future beyond 2030 – CEO (Reuters)
- Volkswagen’s supercar brand Lamborghini is looking to keep combustion engine vehicles alive beyond the end of the decade, the unit’s Chief Executive Stephan Winkelmann told a German weekly newspaper.
- Winkelmann last month said Lamborghini planned to roll out its first fully electric model at the end of this decade, underscoring a more cautious approach after comments last year that a release was planned for second half of the decade.
- Lamborghini, as well as key rivals Ferrari, Aston Martin Lagonda and McLaren, are wrestling with how to shift their ranges to battery power without losing the high performance that supports their premium pricing.