• Lamborghini’s First EV Will Be Radically Different From Anything it Sells Today

It will be inspired by the Estoque concept car

LISTEN 03:15

Lamborghini’s first plug-in hybrid, the successor to the Aventador is set to go on sale in 2023. it will be joined by the end of 2024 by plug-in hybrid versions of both the Huracan and the Urus. But the first fully electric Lamborghini will arrive in 2028. It will be an all-new model - the fourth in the company’s lineup - and it will be followed by an all-electric Urus SUV.

What to Expect from Lamborghini’s First EV

Lamborghini's First EV Will Be Radically Different From Anything it Sells Today
- image 266217

In a recent interview with the British magazine Autocar, CEO Stephan Winkelmann revealed that the first fully electric Lamborghini model will be a "radically styled 2+2 crossover." And if you are wondering why Lamborghini’s first electric vehicles will be a crossover and an SUV, the answer is simple: both are aimed at family-oriented customers who seem to be more open to going electric.

Its design will be inspired by the Lamborghini Estoque - a concept unveiled in 2008, that despite lots of positive feedback never made it to production. Unlike the Estoque, the next EV will sit higher - to make room for the floor-mounted battery pack. It will also have more dramatic styling, because, as previously revealed by Lamborghini design boss, Mitja Borkert, the company’s models will always look like spaceships.

Lamborghini's First EV Will Be Radically Different From Anything it Sells Today
- image 266215

The future model will be built on the same Bentley/ Audi-developed Artemis platform that will underpin Bentley’s new family of electric vehicles. This means that it could actually be a two-door vehicle. As for the prices, the next crossover EV should be placed somewhere in the £300,000 range - about $356,000 at the current exchange rates. You shouldn’t worry though: Lamborghini doesn’t plan to become an SUV-making company. In the same interview, Winkelmann stated that the company has no plans to extend too far, nor does it want to go too low when it comes to prices.

What does this mean for Lamborghini’s future?

2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo
- image 879056

Building two all-electric cars will give Lamborghini the possibility to offer hybridized ICE successors of the Huracan and the Aventador for at least two more generations. This means that there are chances to see these two models on sale until at least 2035 when the legislation requires full electrification for new cars. However, offering new electric vehicles will dramatically reduce Lamborghini’s fleet-average CO2 emissions. It is also very possible that since Lamborghini is a low-volume manufacturer it will be subject to different emissions regulations in comparison to mainstream makers. The company is also looking into the possibility of using synthetic fuels, but the viability of this option is still under debate.

Winkelmann said: "The first step is to launch two fully electric cars by 2030. As a result of that, we have some time to decide whether we can stay with the internal combustion engines or if we have to go fully electric. The pressure to decide the final details isn’t here yet. If the European Parliament decides on a ban, that will influence us, of course."

Source: AutoCar

Alina Moore
Alina Moore
Alina Joined the Topspeed.com team in the early 2000s as one of the outlets very first experts, and she’s been with Topspeed.com ever since. Over the years, she’s served various roles, but today she’s is relied on heavily to verify automotive facts, assist with formatting, and discover new and engaging topics.  Read full bio
About the author

Related Articles

The Mythical Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato Emerges From Its Slumber

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the Lamborghini Aventador’s Successor

2019 Lamborghini Urus

What do you think?
Show Comments
Car Finder: