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Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelman says the company's future is electric | Source: Whichcar

Lamborghini Announces First Electric Vehicle and All-Electric Future

Italian supercar giant Lamborghini has confirmed 2022 is the last year any of its cars will solely feature a petrol engine confirming all of its future vehicles will have an electric motor.

And its first all-electric model, a four-seat crossover SUV, will reportedly be arriving in 2028.

While known for its high-powered V12 hypercars, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann says its future is electric.

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

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelman

The electric SUV will be very different to any other Lamborghini model with Winkelman explaining to Autocar, It’s a completely new car: the fourth model. It’s a segment we haven’t been in for decades if we speak about a 2+2 or four-seater, maybe also high from the ground, with more ground clearance.

Performance and specification details are yet to be announced with Winkelman keeping quiet on the plans for its EV’s technical make-up.

He did mention however the company has the option to outsource a platform, battery and motor technology or create it in-house.

Making is important for the DNA of the brand. It’s clear the car has to be a real Lamborghini. But on the other hand, there’s no manufacturer who does everything in-house, so we have the chance to buy inside the group or outside the group. This is a big advantage we have.

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann

Over the next decade, the Volkswagen-owned company will transition to all hybrid-powered models by the end of 2024. It’ll start with replacements for supercars Aventador and Huracan in 2023 and 2024 and then a Uras SUV hybrid the year after that.

Parent company Volkswagen is believed to have allocated over A$33 billion to the transition away from petrol power and onto electric vehicle production. Lamborghini itself reportedly has plans to spend A$2.35 billion.

We are speaking about the biggest investment ever done in Lamborghini… It’s very important to keep a growth which is sustainable, to have a growth which is taking into consideration the needs of the planet, but also keeping this in line with the dream of our customers to have a super sports car which is excellent.

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann

It’s certainly a good time for the Italian marque. Lamborghini concluded 2021 with its best financial results ever with an operating income up by 49 per cent compared to 2020.​

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