Lamborghini goes for Plug-In Hybrid with Huracan successor

The next Lamborghini Hybrid, penciled in for 2022, is to be a Plug-In Hybrid, making it the second such type from the Italian Supercar maker.

According to reports in Autocar this week, Lamborghini see’s the future as electric or at least partially, equipped with state-of-the-art, lightweight batteries, the successor to the Hurucan will include a silent, electric-only mode. 

Although having been very much against going down electric avenue, Lamborghini see’s the advantages to going at least partially electric, coupled with the fact that as governments push carmakers toward ever lower emissions targets, those carmkers that don’t may be shut out of entire markets if they don’t meet standards, said Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas in a recent note.

The Huracan successor will be Lamborghini’s second hybrid following on from the Urus, which is set to get a Hybrid version also. The Italian carmakers rival Ferrari, have already produced the LAFerrari, their interpretation of a hybrid Supercar, although executives from both Lamborghini and Ferrari have said neither company has plans to develop fully electric models yet.

Talking to Autocar, Lamborghini boss Stefano Domenicali said: “The [next] Huracán – that car will need hybridisation. Hybridisation is the answer, not [full] electric.”

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