Lamborghini is known for its high-performance, gas-guzzling supercars, but times are changing, and the Italian automaker is adapting. The Urus, the company’s SUV model, is set to go green with the launch of a plug-in hybrid version in 2024. And that’s just the beginning. Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann has confirmed that the next-generation Urus, due in 2029, will be a pure electric vehicle.
The Urus PHEV will feature a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine and an electric motor, producing an impressive 603 kW of power and an electric range of around 500 kilometers. It’s a step toward electrification for Lamborghini, but it’s not the company’s first hybrid model. In fact, in March 30th, Lamborghini released its newest supercar, the Revuelto, featuring a plug-in hybrid system with a 6.5-liter V12 engine and three electric motors, producing a total power output of 1015 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds, making it Lamborghini’s first hybrid supercar.
But why is Lamborghini making this change? According to Winkelmann, future EU legislation will make it “almost impossible” to continue selling gasoline-powered cars, even if they meet the technical regulatory standards. He stated that developing internal combustion engines has become prohibitively expensive, and meeting current and future emissions standards is an even greater burden for the company.
So, what does this mean for the future of Lamborghini? The Urus PHEV is just the beginning. The 2025 Urus is expected to come standard with an electrified 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, and the CUV is expected to morph into a dedicated BEV before the end of the decade. It’s a bold move for a company known for its gas-guzzling supercars, but it’s a necessary one to adapt to changing times and regulations.
Lamborghini fans can rest assured that the company’s commitment to high-performance and luxury won’t be compromised. The Urus PHEV promises to deliver the same power and style that Lamborghini is known for, but with a green twist. And with the promise of an all-electric Urus in the future, it’s clear that Lamborghini is ready to embrace the electric revolution.