Lamborghini has offered purely combustion powered engines and cars since its creation back in 1963. If you remember our older article, Ferrari & Lamborghini Want Exemption From Combustion Engine Ban. Well it seems Lamborghini is still going to provide combustion engine cars, but hybrids join the line up next year (2023).
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Lamborghini No Longer Only Sells Combustion Cars
2022 is the final year in which Lamborghini will sell only combustion cars. Starting 2023 the new hybrid models are coming. It seems that Lambo took a page out of VWs book. Supposedly VW are also showing off their hybrid next year, followed by going fully electric by 2024. Lamborghini claims to have almost completely sold out its last production, claiming that sales are up 13% with a total of 8,405 vehicles delivered. Winkelmann said
“It will be the last time that we only offer combustion engines,”
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1.5 Billion Euros For Hybrids
Planning to up their efforts, 1.5 billion euros will be invested into to help facilitate the shift to Hybrid engines. They also said that fully electric models will be available later this decade. Seems like they’re fully focused and committed to going hybrid for now, with plans for the future to go fully electric, but the costs and quality are being watched carefully. It’s natural that a super car company like Lamborghini would take it very slow and cautious when transitioning its super effective vehicles to different engines and power units. With that in mind, it makes sense they want to complete the hybrid phase before committing to electric.
The final look and design of the car is not yet complete. But they’re leaning towards a 4 door car that would be practical in every day use. This isn’t exactly the top of the line car we were hoping for, especially with impressive electric vehicles such as Hoonitron The All Electric Drifting Audi (Ken Block) being developed.