The first fully electric Lamborghini is scheduled to launch towards the end of 2025.
We all knew this was coming sooner or later given what was teased back in 2017 with the Terzo Millennio concept; as well as how the auto industry seems to be accelerating towards that direction. But now, the Charging Bull has locked in a semi-precise time frame regarding when we can expect a Lamborghini EV to roll off the production line.
“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,” says Stephan Winkelmann, CEO & President of Automobili Lamborghini.
“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.”
In the next decade, the Volkswagen-owned company will transition to producing hybrid models prior to the launch of an all-electric vehicle. The roadmap, as it were, involves the following three phases recently outlined during a transformation program presentation:
2021/2022: Lamborghini will remain focused on combustion engine models with two (2) new cars in the V12 model line-up to be announced later this year.
2023/2024: Lamborghini will launch its first hybrid series production car; by the end of 2024, the entire range will be electrified.
2025 onwards: Lamborghini will be “dedicated to full-electric vehicles”, assuring remarkable performance won’t be sacrificed.
“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 fibre 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.”
Volkswagen has set aside €16 billion (US$25 billion) to cease production of new internal combustion engines as they shift towards electric vehicle production. Lamborghini on the other hand, plans to spend €1.5 billion (AU$2.35 billion) on this front.
“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.”
At the current trajectory, Lamborghini is in the rear view mirror of historic rival, Ferrari – who announced its first fully electric supercar will arrive on 2025 (not after).