Lamborghini is in defiance of the trend towards smaller cars by retaining V12 engines for the Aventador replacement, while its Huracan predecessor’s engine has been proven to have at least six of the cylinders. Both are hybrids that will conform to stricter emission standards however, the larger displacement engines will be the primary source of the powertrain. The folks from Sant’Agata Bolognese aren’t in a hurry to get on the EV bandwagon yet.
Interview in an interview with Tech Crunch, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said the company does not have to make a decision at this point when to end its combustion engines. However, major companies will have no option but to stop using ICE within the European Union by the middle of the next decade.
Lamborghini’s head coach believes there’s a huge potential for synthetic fuels to be the savior to ICEs “We remain in the possibility of going into synthetic fuels with these types of vehicles.” But, Winkelmann said it’s only possible when the legislation is amended but he isn’t sure if this is coming in the near future. If the synthetic fuels don’t take off, the 57-year old executive believes Lambo will switch to electric power by the 2030s.
The company’s first vehicle that does away with the combustion engine is expected to arrive in 2028, the crossover. In the meantime the plug-in hybrid Urus is anticipated to come out of cover before the close in the calendar year. The refreshed Urus along with the Huracan Sterrato will be remembered into history as the Lamborghini’s last vehicles that were ice-only, with both expected to be released in the next months.