Italian supercar maker Lamborghini announced on Tuesday that it plans to launch hybrid-electric versions of every car it offers by the end of 2024. won̵
Like other sports car and luxury car manufacturers, Lamborghini is slow to embrace electric powertrains. Obviously, Lamborghini customers who spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a car want it to look fast, go fast, but also sound fast. With a gas-electric Lambo hybrid, owners can still get the feel and sound of an internal combustion engine, while also sometimes getting the benefits of electric power.
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said his electrification plans include every car model and even the company’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. By the end of 2024, the full line-up will be gas-electric hybrids. However, a fully electric Lambo will not be available until sometime after 2025.
This means that those who can afford a Lamborghini can expect plug-in hybrid versions of Aventador, Huracán EVO and Urus models between now and 2024. Then we still have a long time to wait for that fully electric 4th model.
At this point, it makes sense to switch to electric or at least lay the foundation. With vehicles from Tesla and even the upcoming F-150 Lighting from Ford going from 0-60 in about 3 seconds and getting faster with each release, sports cars have to move with the times.
Finally, we’re not sure what Lamborghini has in the long run for gas vehicles, as to when and if it will phase them out completely. Regardless, the company wants to reduce its CO2 emissions by at least half by 2025.