Lamborghini wants to keep the internal combustion engine

Lamborghini wants to keep the internal combustion engine


Contrary to trends, Italy’s Lamborghini still sees a bright future for the internal combustion engine (ICE). Even during the increasing use of electricity in the movement of cars that have been launched by car manufacturers all over the planet (and especially in Europe).

Just to give you an idea, the European Commission has proposed a 55% reduction in CO2 emissions from cars by 2030 compared to 2021 levels in the continent. Not only that, a complete ban on internal combustion engines is planned from 2035.

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The automaker’s CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, recently spoke to a German newspaper Welcome to Sonntag and he admitted wanting his company to keep the combustion engine alive after the end of the decade. That may seem unlikely from today’s perspective, but Winkelmann has a plan.

First, the Aventador, Huracán and Urus models will have hybrid drives in the coming years. “After the merger, we will wait and see if it will be possible to produce cars with an internal combustion engine beyond 2030,” Lamborghini’s CEO told the German weekly. “One possibility would be to keep combustion engine cars alive through synthetic fuel.”

Synthetic gasoline, for example, is a synthetic fuel that modifies hydrocarbons. Regarding that, we saw a few months ago that a study by the environmental group Transport & Environment (T&E) found that it produces as much pollution as conventional fossil fuels.

A visible electric Lamborghini

If Lamborghini continues to make ICE cars into the 2030s, it may find itself at odds with much of the industry. However, earlier this year, Winkelmann announced that he will launch his first electric Lamborghini in 2028. Even then, the second electric model of the brand was already in the plans, as the second generation of the Urus SUV will also be. It uses 100% battery. .

By all indications, Lamborghini – along with rivals Ferrari, Aston Martin and McLaren – are looking to figure out how to transition their lineups to battery power without losing the high performance that supports their premium prices.

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