The electric Lamborghini is coming. The first fully electric supercar from the Italian carmaker Automobili Lamborghini is to be available from 2025. However, the group headed by President Stephan Winkelmann does not yet want to completely renounce combustion engines.
First all-electric Lamborghini coming in 2025
In an interview with Automobilwoche magazine, Winkelmann commented on the future of the Lamborghini Group. He said the company plans to continue to rely on e-fuels, although it also wants to offer the first fully electric super sports car of the Lamborghini brand as early as 2025.
The company has been part of the Volkswagen Group since 1998 as part of Audi AG, and in the coming years they plan to offer further hybrid supercars before a purely electric car then appears in 2025. By the end of 2024, only plug-in hybrids are to be offered, resulting in a reduction in CO2 emissions of at least 50 percent compared to the current level.
According to Winkelmann, however, this will not involve using the basis of the Porsche Taycan or the Audi E-Tron GT, which he said would not be sufficient for the demands of the iconic sports car brand. Instead, the company is planning the largest transformation in its history for the electrification of its own model range, which will involve conversion measures amounting to around 1.5 billion euros.
According to Winkelmann, the changeover was forced by political requirements on carbon dioxide emissions, which the CEO sees as the biggest challenge facing the automotive industry. Although the regulations are becoming stricter and stricter, the switch to the electric Lamborghini is intended to retain the DNA of the super sports car.