Lamborghini promise their first fully electric car by the end of the decade
Direzione Cor Tauri
Lamborghini has been one of the leading supercar manufacturers that have held so tightly to their heritage. As a result, they have continued to create epic supercars powered by extremely powerful V10 and V12 engines.
However, for the first time in their history, Lamborghini is going electric. They have just announced their new plan for the next decade of Lamborghini –Direzione Cor Tauri.
The CEO and Chairman of Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann, commented on the plan saying:
“Lamborghini’s electrification plan is a change, of course, that was made necessary by a radically changed context, in which we want to give our contribution by continuing to reduce environmental impact with tangible projects.“
The name Direzione Cor Tauri comes from the brightest star in the Taurus constellation that has been depicted by the famous logo. The plan has been laid out in three different phases, eventually removing the internal combustion engine from the next-generation fleet of Lamborghinis.
As the classic combustion engine is phased out, the plans to have a fully electric vehicle ready by the end of the decade should not be taken lightly. Lamborghini has been the last of the supercar manufacturers to take the step towards more eco-friendly cars, however, we have full confidence that the Italian giants will create superb electric and hybrid supercars.
The phases are broken down into the following three stages.
Celebration of the internal combustion engine (2021-2022)
“The first step will be distinguished by the development of internal combustion engines for models that pay tribute to the brand’s glorious history and its iconic products of past and present.” This will not impact the release of the two new V12’s coming this year.
Hybrid transition (by the end of 2024)
“In 2023, the first hybrid model will be launched, and the entire range will be electrified by the end of 2024. This stage pursues the target of reducing CO2 emissions by 50% starting from the beginning of 2025, and what will guide the hybrid transition will be a ground-breaking investment: over € 1.5 billion allocated in four years, the most significant investment of Lamborghini’s history. “
First Full Electric Lamborghini (second half of the decade)
“The summa of the journey is the vision of a future fourth full-electric model able to guarantee extraordinary performance and to position the new product at the top of the segment. “
This move from Lamborghini will have massive ramifications should they wish to claim the top spot for performance again.
Concept vehicles like the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio have created a real buzz among the electric car market. The possibility of development during this 3 phase journey to electrify Lamborghini is something to keep an eye on. However, it must be noted that with Lamborghini’s main competitors beating them to creating their first electric cars this is a big step for Lamborghini to finally join the eco-car world.
However, there is some good news for petrolheads. The next few years are focused on celebrating the combustion engine. With the first phase in place to allow Lamborghini to create a few more petrol cars to celebrate their long and proud history of creating powerful combustion engines.