Lamborghini announces plan for fully electric car by 2030
The 2020 Lamborghini EVO RWD.
Robert Frank | CNBC
Italian supercar maker Lamborghini said on Tuesday it would launch a fully electric car in the second half of the decade.
Presentation of a transformation program, Lamborghini, owned by a German company Volkswagen, presented “a roadmap for the decarbonization of future Lamborghini models and the site of Sant’Agata Bolognese”, its head office in Italy.
He said the next 10 years would see the company shift to production of hybrid models before launching a fully electric car in the second half of the 2020s.
“Lamborghini’s electrification plan is a newly mapped course, necessary in the context of a radically changing world, where we want to make our contribution by continuing to reduce the environmental impact through concrete projects”, declared the Automobili Lamborghini chairman and chief executive Stephan Winkelmann in a statement Tuesday.
“Our response is a plan with a 360-degree approach, encompassing our products and our Sant’Agata Bolognese site, leading us towards a more sustainable future while still staying true to our DNA.”
Lamborghini’s roadmap includes three phases; the first, for 2021 and 2022, sees the company remain focused on combustion engine models with two new cars in the V12 model line to be announced this year.
The second phase would reflect a “hybrid transition” that would take place by the end of 2024. “In 2023, Lamborghini will launch its first hybrid production car, and by the end of 2024 the entire range will be electrified,” a declared the company. .
“Lamborghini’s performance and authentic driving experience will remain the focus of the company’s engineers and technicians in the development of new technologies, and the application of lightweight carbon fiber materials will be crucial to offset the weight due to electrification. The internal objective of the company for this phase is to reduce the CO produced2 emissions by 50% by the beginning of 2025, ”he added.
The hybrid transition would involve what she called an “unprecedented investment” with more than 1.5 billion euros ($ 1.83 billion) allocated over four years, the largest investment in Lamborghini history and which would take place during “a period of profound transformation which is affecting the entire auto industry.” “
Its third and final phase would see Lamborghini launch its first all-electric Lamborghini in the second half of the decade.
“The second part of the decade will be dedicated to fully electric vehicles,” the company said, with technological innovation in this phase “geared towards ensuring outstanding performance and positioning the new product at the top of its segment”.