Italian carmaker Lamborghini has revealed its plans to launch its first fully electric vehicle in the second half of the decade. By introducing the electrification program, Lamborghini, owned by German Volkswagen, has laid out a roadmap to decarbonize its future models and the St. Agata Bolognese site, its Italian plant headquarters.
The next ten years will see the company move to produce hybrid models before launching a fully electric car in the latter half of the 1920s.
Lamborghini's President and CEO explained that the electricity plan for Lamborghini is a newly planned path, and is necessary in the context of a radically changing world, as it wants to make its contribution by continuing to reduce the environmental impact through concrete projects.
He said, our response is a 360-degree plan that encompasses our products and our location, leading us towards a more sustainable future while always staying true to our genes.
The Lamborghini Road Map consists of three phases:
Phase 1: The company continues its focus during 2021 and 2022 on combustion engine prototypes, with two new cars in the V12 model lineup announced this year.
The second phase: This phase reflects the transition to hybrid engines that will occur by the end of 2024 so that in 2023 Lamborghini launches the first hybrid series car, and the group will be fully electrified by the end of 2024.
Stage Three: This stage sees Lamborghini launching its first fully electric cars in the second half of the decade.
Performance and the original Lamborghini driving experience remain the focus of the company's engineers and technicians while developing new technologies, and the application of lightweight carbon fiber materials will be crucial in offsetting the weight generated by electricity.
Its internal goal in the second phase is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 50 percent by the beginning of 2025. The move to hybrid engines includes what the company called an unprecedented investment with more than 1.5 billion euros ($ 1.83 billion) allocated over four years, the largest investment in Lamborghini's history.
The second part of the contract is devoted to fully electric cars, with technological innovation at this stage directed towards ensuring outstanding performance and placing the new product at the forefront of its class.
The all-electric prototype plan looks a little behind its rival Ferrari's roadmap, with the head of Italian supercar maker Ferrari saying it is preparing to unveil its first battery-powered car in 2025.