When Italian luxury sports and hypercar producer, Lamborghini, announces it’s the last year for their internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, it shows the electric revolution is upon us. Lamborghini CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, announced that this will be the last year the pure combustion engine will be used in the brand’s cars.
The Italian supercar maker, which is owned by the Volkswagen Group, has announced it will invest £1.26 billion (€1.5 billion/$1.7 million) in plug-in and all-electric cars. Lamborghini said they will transition to all-electric cars completely in 2024.
This follows a plug-in hybrid engine being used in the Aventador, Huracan and Urus sports utility vehicles in 2023. The first car with an all-electric motor is expected to be four-door family vehicle.
This is all part of Lamborghini’s Direzione Cor Tauri roadmap to decarbonisation announced last year. Lamborghini’s target is to reduce product CO2 emissions by 50 percent by the beginning of 2025.
Lamborghini will join other luxury supercar brands that are already on the path to zero emissions driving. These include the Lotus Evija, the Porsche Taycan, Rimac’s Nevera and Hispano Suiza’s Carmen Boulogne. And let’s not forget that the humble-looking Tesla Model S Plaid that can compete with the best when it comes to speed.