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Lamborghini to stop making ICE-only cars this year

Lamborghini has announced that this year will be the last year for cars with internal combustion engines produced under its brand. Starting next year, the range will exclusively include cars with electric motors. To clarify, this category includes hybrids (HEV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV). The company’s CEO also confirmed that Lamborghini’s first all-electric vehicle (BEV) is likely to be a four-door.

The Italian supercar manufacturer has long dismissed the idea that they could be battery electric vehicles. Lamborghini CTO Maurizio Reggiani said in 2018 that the company’s goal is to make supercars and it doesn’t fit with the capabilities of existing batteries.

The appearance on the market of the Rimac Nevara, the Tesla Roadster prototype and other “charged” electric vehicles showed that it was time to reconsider the position. Last year, Lamborghini finally broke down and confirmed it would bring an all-electric car to market in the “second half of the decade.”

Details of the electrification plan were revealed this week. CEO Stephan Winkelmann said 2022 will be the last year for Lamborghini when the company introduces new vehicles powered exclusively by internal combustion engines. Starting next year, the automaker will only produce HEVs and PHEVs, and later BEVs as well. The Aventador hybrid will be released in 2023, the Urus plug-in hybrid in 2024, and the Huracan hybrid in 2025.

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