Lamborghini is pinning its hopes on saving the combustion engine on synthetic fuels

Lamborghini works in a electric sports car, we know it is not exactly a novelty or a secret, the brand itself has confirmed it on several occasions. However, it’s also not news that Lamborghini hopes to stretch the combustion engine as far as possible, even beyond 2035 when combustion engines are expected, in theory, to be banned in Europe. There are several brands that have not yet given dates for their full electrification, since their customers and their minds, so to speak, are still attached to motors that burn fossil fuels.

In fact, you could say that many fans are attached to the combustion engine, although it wouldn’t be a good fan to turn your back on new technology, would it? Everyone will have their own ideas and tastes, of course, but the electric motor does not seem to be among the most sought after by car enthusiasts. The last hope is in synthetic fuels, which could be accepted by the European Union from 2035 and would mean the combustion engine would be spared. There are also those working on the development of combustion engines that burn hydrogen instead of other fuels, but for now the best hope is synthetic fuels.

In fact, Lamborghini itself is one of the companies waiting for the approval of synthetic fuels by the European Commission, and thus be able to continue to offer sports cars with V12 blocks as before. They are waiting for the next vote, to find out if synthetic fuels are finally accepted by the European Community, before revealing the final date for their total electrification.

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Meanwhile, the Volkswagen Group continues its path towards, as we say of the brand itself, becoming the reference among manufacturers of electric cars. To date, more than 100,000 million euros have been invested in the development of electric cars and in manufacturing processes, but all the brands of the group will not be 100% electrified as long as it is impossible to to avoid. Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said they would be patient as they see synthetic fuels as the last hope.

We don’t need to say it now. We still have the opportunity to enter the synthetic fuel market for these types of cars. However, if that ultimately doesn’t happen, Lamborghini will be an all-electric company by the 2030s at the latest.”. – Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini.

Still, the electrification of Lamborghini, although partial, is a fact. Models with a hybrid powertrain have already been released and the replacement for the Lamborghini Aventador will also be a hybrid. Also, there are rumors that the version of the Lamborghini Urus with a hybrid powertrain will be presented in a few weeks, surely around summer. The next generation of the Lamborghini Huracán should also be in sight, which will have a hybrid powertrain, while electric is planned for 2025.

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