Lamborghini has announced that it will not commit to electric supercars until there’s more clarity on the future of synthetic fuels.
Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Lamborghini, said, “Synthetic-fuelled sports cars would be an easier leap for us, but we have to wait and see what the legislators decide about them, and whether we can get global agreement on their viability.”
Lamborghini’s “everyday cars”, which include the Urus and Lanzador, will be fully electric by the end of the decade. Its super sports range will be hybridized and will remain in production for the next 8-9 years.
“And so, given that a typical development cycle for a new sports car is four years, we have some time yet to watch and wait until the picture becomes clearer,” Winkelmann added.
Lambo’s top boss went on to state, “For me personally, I have not decided whether I prefer e-fuel or BEV for the super sports cars. For the daily driver models, there’s really no alternative to EV. My doubt on synthetic fuels is only to do with scalability.”