Lamborghini has announced that it will be launching its first fully-electric model after 2025, which will be the final phase of the company’s transition to a more sustainable future starting by the hybridization of its range by 2024.
The tipping point towards accepting that battery-powered cars are the future is surely here when even Lamborghini – stalwarts of snarling V12 internal combustion engine supercars – announces its roadmap to electrification.
As part of the largest investment in Lamborghini history (over 1.5bn Euros), the company set out the vision of its ‘move towards a future that is electrified’ with Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, presenting Direzione Cor Tauri (Towards Cor Tauri): a roadmap to decarbonization of future Lamborghini models and of the Sant’Agata Bolognese site based on a holistic approach to its environmental sustainability strategy.
Lamborghini’s plan comprises three phases. By 2022, it will continue to ‘celebrate its internal combustion engines’ with two new V12 models to be unveiled in 2021. By 2023, Lamborghini will launch its first hybrid series production car and by the end of 2024, the company aims to see the transition to hybrid electric power across its entire range.
“Performance and the authentic Lamborghini driving experience will remain the focus of the company’s engineers and technicians in developing new technologies, and the application of lightweight carbon fiber materials will be crucial in compensating for weight due to electrification. The company’s internal target for this phase is to reduce product CO2 emissions by 50% by the beginning of 2025.” The company stated.
Then, finally, in the second half of the decade Lamborghini will launch its first fully-electric model. As yet, no specs have been released.
Winkelmann commented: “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. 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. Lamborghini has always been synonymous with preeminent technological expertise in building engines boasting extraordinary performance: this commitment will continue as an absolute priority of our innovation trajectory.”
Lamborghini’s path towards 2030 starts from a holistic vision of the company’s sustainability strategy: a 360° approach that spans product to the Sant’Agata Bolognese site, from the production lines to the offices. The 160,000 square-meter area achieved CO2 neutral certification in 2015, which was maintained even after the production site was doubled in size in recent years. In addition to reducing CO2 emissions, environmental protection, sustainability in the supply chain.