Lamborghini outlines plans for first electric models

Lamborghini’s first electric car will land in 2028, with a fully electric Urus and a new four-seater crossover planned.

The plans were outlined by the manufacturers CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, who shared more details on the company’s EV future. The brand had already detailed its intention to produce a four-seater model for its first electric car, and Winkelmann told Autocar: “When it comes to the first full-electric car, it’s clear that our approach is clear and prudent.

“Clear because we say: ‘Yes, electrification is part of our future’. And prudent because we say: ‘It’s a completely new car: the fourth model. It’s a segment we haven’t been in for decades, if we speak about a 2+2 or four-seater, maybe also high from the ground, with more ground clearance.'”

Winkelmann added: “There will be more ground clearance than a normal car, that’s the idea, but there isn’t a clear decision taken so far, and therefore it’s a bit early to discuss this in depth.”

“It’s advancing in the sense that we’re deciding this year what type of car this is going to be, and not only volumes, pricing and body style, but also much more on the content of the car. If everything goes accordingly, we’re going to kick off the project by the end of this year.”

The second-generation Urus will likely be on sale just before the end of the decade, and Winkelmann did not disclose whether the model will be on sale until then. He also added that the more popular SUV-crossover class of the Urus will make it easier for the manufacturer to maintain its appeal in other segments.

“At the end of the day, it’s a more versatile car than the Urus so less affected by the purist approach of Lamborghini, which we have in the super-sports car business.

“We don’t know what is going to happen after that. It could be that for the super-sports car business, we have an extended period of hybridisation if this is allowed by homologation, sustainability rules and maybe by synthetic fuels. This is a door we’re leaving open so far.”

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