Lamborghini is reportedly open to the idea of building an all-electric luxury sport car. The Italian car manufacturer's chief executive voices this out at the Geneva Auto Show.
Lamborghini considering building an all-electric luxury sports car. CEO Stefano Domenicali has said that the company is very much open to adding an all-electric vehicle to its line-up of luxury sports car. This aligns with parent company Volkswagen's interest in zero-emission cars.
Appearing at the Geneva Auto Show last Wednesday, Domenicali said, "Electrification is an area of great attention for us, but I'm not expecting it will happen in the short term." He further added, "We need to be realistic."
There were speculations last year that the Italian luxury sports car manufacturer would come out with an all-electric vehicle dubbed the Vitola. The Vitola was said to be based off the Porsche Mission E's J1 platform and that it would also be using the same vehicle's fast-charging system. The speculations claimed that the Vitola's top speed is 186 miles per hour and would able to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.5 seconds. The all-electric Vitola was apparently not true and the speculations eventually died down.
Going the all-electric route would not be too far off for the Italian car maker given that it will be releasing its very first SUV soon. The Urus is currently the only vehicle that differs from the company's current line-up of high-powered low-slung luxury sports cars.
The Lamborghini Urus will sport a standard 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and is said to also come in a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The upcoming SUV is said to have off-road capabilities and shares the same platform as the Bentley Bentayaga and the Audi Q7. It is expected to hit the streets during the second half of next year.