Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann recently plans to distribute electricity of the sports car manufacturer has been confirmed. So All new models will have an electric motor. After the hybridization of the Volkswagen subsidiary’s range, which begins in 2023, the first pure electric car is scheduled to debut in the second half of the decade. In conversation with car Winkelmann revealed more about plans for an electric car.
The first electric car of the Italian luxury brand will be a new four-seater crossover, which will be launched in 2028. This will be followed by the SUV Urus, which is fully electric in the second generation. “When it comes to the first electric car, it’s clear that our approach is clear and forward-thinking,” Winkelmann said. “Of course, because we say: ‘Yes, electrification is part of our future’. And with foresight, because we say: ‘This is a completely new car: the fourth model.’
The company boss promised 2+2 or four seats “with more ground clearance”. The final decision hasn’t been made yet, so he can’t announce anything specific yet. The development of the first electric car should start this year after the definition of the basic concept. Not only about the car’s appearance, price and target sales figures, but also about the interior design.
Winkelmann also says nothing concrete about the technology of the first fully electric Lamborghini. He insisted that the model had to be a real Lamborghini. Therefore, you will carefully consider the parts that you will build yourself and that will come from the parent company Volkswagen. Bentley’s sister company uses architecture developed by Audi and Porsche for electrification PPE for high quality and powerful electric vehicles. To save time and money, Lamborghini can also use this base.
The Urus will be an electric car, and sports cars aren’t just electric at this point
After the market launch of the four-seater battery crossover shown by Winkelmann, the second generation of the large Urus SUV should be fully electric. “After the hybrid car, the Urus will be fully electric,” the company boss said. He added that the next generation, expected in 2029, will be a “completely new car” without an internal combustion engine. PPE can also be used here.
Winkelmann believes that choosing a crossover as the brand’s first electric vehicle will make it easier to continue attracting sports car enthusiasts elsewhere. “At the end of the day it’s a more practical car than the Urus, which doesn’t suffer too much from Lamborghini’s purist approach that we have in the supercar business.”
Lamborghini wants to continue producing super sports cars and will introduce plug-in successors to the Aventador and Huracán in the next two years. Winkelmann can imagine that the brand will continue to produce combustion engines for a long time. “It may be that we have a longer period of diversification in space, if that is allowed by equity, sustainability laws and maybe synthetic fuel,” the manager said.
In the long term, however, Lamborghini also sees a future in electric vehicles in the super sports car segment. This is shown by an all-electric study presented in 2017 Third Millennium. It remains to be seen when such an electric car might debut. According to recent information from Winkelmann, the brand will have a large number of electric sports cars this decade. Pure battery storage has previously been reserved for crossover and SUV models.