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Lamborghini backs eFuel’s effort to keep its bulls raging

lamborghini does not commit to discontinuing internal combustion engines and sees synthetic fuels as an opportunity to continue offering such powertrains over the next decade.

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann told the media: “There are different levels of how we see it.

“The first is that we can only use synthetic fuel for our racing activities.

“The second thing is to protect our parking lot, because most of our cars after 60 years still exist. So after 2035, there has to be an opportunity, and this is what I think is very important. That all our customers can continue to drive their cars.

“The final step is that hybrid powertrains could be adopted, like new cars, after 2035. Whatever happens, we will have a clear understanding of the laws and regulations in the next few years. .”

The European Union officially announced Ban on the sale of new internal combustion engine vehicles on the continent from 2035 as part of the Green Deal.

However, opposition from Germany led to a planned exemption for synthetic fuel, aka e-fuel. It will likely allow carmakers to continue selling cars in Europe after 2035 with internal combustion engines, as long as they run on that type of fuel.

The Volkswagen Group’s Porsche brand has voiced its support for e-fuels, announcing a partnership to manufacture them in Chile and Australia. Its partner, Global Thermostat, withdrew from the project but the automaker continue to invest in technology.

Mr. Winkelmann recalls Lamborghini no decision has been made yet on what will power the recently revealed Revuelto replacement, and the replacement for the current Huracan coming in 2024.

“For the two super sports cars, we still have time to decide if we will go one way or the other, adding that the brand will “continue as long as possible with hybrid powertrain in two super sports cars.”

“Incoming emissions regulations are making internal combustion engines increasingly expensive in the near future, further limiting the development of electricity output. So there are a lot of things we have to consider.”

In contrast, the Urus will run entirely on electricity at the end of the decadewhile Lamborghini’s upcoming fourth model – a 2+2 coming out in 2028 – will exclusively supply electric power.


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