Its rivals might be heading down a entirely-electric powered patch – believe Porsche and the Mission E – but Lamborghini thinks battery-driven engineering doesn’t at present gel with its model characteristics.
Speaking to media at the Geneva motor clearly show this 7 days, chief specialized officer for Lamborghini, Maurizio Reggiani, verified the brand seemed at Porsche‘s electrical system and dominated out using it for the reason that of effectiveness troubles.
“Inside the [Volkswagen] team we search at all new technologies… [to find] what is far better or beneficial, but the Mission E at the minute is not ideal for a tremendous sports auto a brand like Lamborghini due to the fact there are much too many issues,” Reggiani mentioned.
Lamborghini’s overall performance specifications aren’t now matched by what the battery and electrical motors can supply in lots of regards, in accordance to Reggiani.
“One is the packaging, the height of the battery is also substantial for the tremendous-athletics automobile. It’s increasing the centre of gravity and the other problem for us is the functionality of a battery pack that doesn’t let the vehicle to achieve max pace a lot more than 260-270km/h.
“A tremendous-sports activities motor vehicle wants to obtain more than 300km/h. That is section of our system for the brand name, so for this cause we determine that this system is not suitable for our model.”
Even so, Reggiani is not opposed to an electric future, with a pairing with MIT – codenamed Terzo Millenio – set to examine some of these troubles to generate the top electric powered supercar.
“From the other facet, we start this venture with MIT, we transfer to scout accurately the points at the instant that we can’t reach but types we want for a super sports activities car.
“We require to initial of all scout the technological know-how and if it then proves to be relevant we will see what transpires, and if we want to set it into creation.
“At this minute a Lamborghini super-sports car or truck that is entire electrical is not achievable with the platforms accessible. If I glimpse actually forward faster or late it is one thing that we should facial area,” Reggiani claims of electric cars.
“It’s a problem even for a tremendous-sports activities motor vehicle model, you need to have to define one thing that merges the DNA of Lamborghini. This is primarily linked to overall performance, managing, max pace and some other parameters… At the minute, we don’t see technologies to enable us to say this is feasible.”
Lamborghini will shortly start its Urus, such as a hybrid, in Australia.
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