Lamborghini has announced the electrification of its lineup. In the next couple of years, the Italian sports car manufacturer will switch to hybrid production and then start producing electric vehicles.
The Lamborghini decarbonization process, that is, an integrated approach to reducing CO2 emissions during the production and operation of products was named “Direzione Cor Tauri”. Cor Tauri is Latin for “heart of a bull” and is the name of the brightest star in the constellation Taurus, symbolizing the electrified future towards which Lamborghini is heading, said Stefan Winkelmann, President, and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.
“Lamborghini’s electrification plan is a course change driven by a radically transformed context in which we want to contribute by further reducing our environmental impact through specific projects,” said Winkelmann.
The Direzione Cor Tauri program is divided into three phases:
- Tribute to the internal combustion engine (2021-2022).
The first stage will be marked by the development of combustion engines for models that are a tribute to the history of the brand and its legendary creations of the past and present. Already in 2021, the brand is announcing the last two cars with V12 engines without an electric add-on.
- Hybrid vehicles as a transitional stage (until the end of 2024) The first production hybrid model will be launched in 2023, and the entire range will be electrified by the end of 2024. This phase aims to reduce C02 emissions by 50% from the beginning of 2025. The transition to hybrid production will be supported by a major investment: more than € 1.5 billion, which will be pledged over four years and will be the largest investment in Lamborghini history.
- First Lamborghini Full Electric (second half of the decade) The final stage of decarbonization will be the development of a future all-electric model “capable of delivering unprecedented performance and taking the new vehicle to the top of the segment.”
We add that Lamborghini already has a hybrid model – a Sian supercar with supercapacitors instead of traditional lithium-ion batteries, which will be released in a modest 63 units. Other cars of the brand are exclusively gasoline: Aventador, Huracan, and Urus, as well as small-scale and exclusive models based on them.