Italian supercar maker Lamborghini announced its plans to transition to a plug-in hybrid lineup before it launches a fully electric supercar in the second half of the decade. Lamborghini CEO Stefan Winkelmann unveiled the automaker’s plan to spend $1.8 billion to launch its new fleet of supercars. Bloomberg reports that the investment marks the largest investment the brand has ever made in its lineup.
Lamborghini to develop a lineup of plug-in hybrid supercars
Supercar maker Lamborghini announced its plans to electrify its lineup of supercars this week. By the end of 2024, The Verge reports that Lamborghini will launch plug-in hybrid versions of its entire lineup.
That means hybridized versions of popular Lamborghini models like the Aventador, Huracán, Urus, and even a limited production of plug-in hybrid Lamborghini Sián roadsters. After hybridizing its supercar lineup, Lamborghini will then debut its first-ever all-electric model.
“Lamborghini’s electrification plan is a newly-plotted course, necessary in the context of a radically-changing world, where we want to make our contribution by continuing to reduce environmental impact through concrete projects,” Winkelmann said in a statement provided to CNBC.
“Our response is a plan with a 360 degree approach, encompassing our products and our Sant’Agata Bolognese location, taking us towards a more sustainable future while always remaining faithful to our DNA,” Winkelmann added.
What to expect from Lamborghini’s first-ever all-electric supercar
Lamborghini is still in the early stages of developing its first electric supercar, CNN Business reports. Winklemann did share, however, that the Lamborghini electric supercar will be a four-seater and not a two-seater. Beyond seating arrangements, CNN Business reports that not much else has been decided about the electric supercar.
Lamborghini’s electric supercar could, however, share engineering traits with popular luxury electric cars like the Porsche Taycan and the Audi E-Tron GT, CNN Business reports. Though, that wouldn’t come as too much of a surprise considering Porsche, Audi, and Lamborghini all fall under the Volkswagen Group umbrella.
Lamborghini could also develop its first electric supercar without the help of other automakers, Winkelmann told CNN Business. “At the end of the day, you need to change everything, [but not] change anything,” added Winkelmann. “To remain like we are. This is the main challenge of today.”
The Terzo Millennio concept was Lamborghini’s first foray in to electric supercars
According to The Verge, Lamborghini’s interest in developing an electric supercar isn’t new. In fact, back in 2017, the automaker unveiled its Terzo Millennio concept. The Terzo Millennio concept was developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and introduced the idea of using supercapacitors to replace standard lithium-ion batteries in electric cars.
While the Terzo Millennio concept was Lamborghini’s first foray into the world of electric supercars, it remains unclear if Lamborghini will apply anything from the Terzo Millennio concept to its all-new electric supercar, The Verge reports.
Lamborghini isn’t the only supercar maker electrifying its lineup
As it turns out, Lamborghini isn’t the only supercar maker electrifying its lineup. In fact, CNBC reports that Ferarri has plans to launch its first electric supercar in 2025.