It might not be entirely done with. It being internal combustion engines and Lamborghini being their saviour.
That’s because Lamborghini’s CEO Stephan Winkelmann wants to avoid making full-electric vehicles for as long as possible. His solution? Synthetic fuels
“After hybridization, we will wait to see whether it will be possible to offer vehicles with an internal combustion engine beyond 2030,” Winkelmann told German newspaper welt am Sonntag.
“One possibility would be to keep combustion engine vehicles alive via synthetic fuels.”
If Winkelmann’s claims are valid, it almost puts Lamborghini at a crossroads.
Last year, the brand committed itself to embrace an electric future. By the end of 2024, all new models coming out of Lamborghini’s factories are expected to be plug-in hybrids.
The last Lambo to be driven solely on the power of gasoline will be introduced to the market later this year.
Once Lamborghini jumps to hybrid technology, it will then assess its next step – building full EVs. Last year, the manufacturer said they predict the first EV to come out sometime “in the second half of the decade.”
However, it seems the Italian marque hasn’t made much headway concerning how it will develop full-electric technology.
“We are looking a lot into the battery technologies and what type of engines you need on board to make a car ready for Lamborghini,” Winkelmann told TechCrunch.
“Maybe we are talking about things which nobody cares about in five years’ time.”
No other manufacturer has produced a line-up that runs entirely on synthetic fuel. Primarily, this comes down to extreme costs imposed on production and then onto consumers.
But hey, anything to keep that sweet-sounding Lamborghini purr alive, right?