Multymeter.com – According to reports, Italian luxury automaker Lamborghini will no longer produce cars with conventional engines or internal combustion engines (ICE). This decision was made after its gasoline-powered cars were sold out.
Stephan Winkelmann, as CEO of Lamborghini, said that Lamborghini’s conventional engine cars will begin to be replaced by cars with hybrid and plug-in hybrid technology starting in 2024 and 2025.
A hybrid car is a car that has two propulsion engines, namely a conventional gasoline engine and an electric motor. The use of conventional engines and electric motors results in high fuel efficiency.
Each engine or drive motor works in a given situation, for example, in a slow moving automobile situation, the automobile will use an electric motor as propulsion. However, if the battery used to drive the electric motor is depleted, the hybrid car system will automatically switch to using a conventional gasoline engine.
While plug-in hybrid cars, that means the battery can be charged with a wall charger in addition to being filled with combustion engine operation, and hybrid cars or HEV batteries can only be charged with electric power with combustion engine operation. engine.
Lamborghini is currently entering a transition period for selling hybrid technology products.
Lamborghini’s last selection of conventional sports cars, the Huracan and Urus, are said to be complete. This also marks the end of production of ICE Lamborghini cars, citing Reuters, Wednesday (7/12).
The remaining production of the soon-to-be-discontinued Huracan supercar has been sold out since May. None of the Huracan variants, including Tecnica and Sterrato, are available for purchase. It also marked the end of the conventional 5.2-liter V10 engine.
Meanwhile, Lamborghini Urus is the Italian automaker’s most popular and best-selling SUV model. Although it was introduced in 2022, the Urus S and Urus Performante with the 4.0-liter V8 producing 657 hp will no longer be available due to high demand.
That means interested parties will have to wait for the refreshed version arriving in 2024 that will be offered exclusively with a plug-in hybrid V8. The next-generation Lamborghini Urus was announced for 2029 as an all-electric model, citing Carscoops.
Stopping Lamborghini’s production of conventionally powered cars is actually nothing new. The company already announced in July last year that it would spend around €1.8 billion to focus on making electric cars.
He even said that the Lamborghini Revuelto V12 Hybrid HPEV would be sold out at the end of 2025. This car is Lamborghini’s first V12 supercar with plug-in hybrid technology.***