Lamborghini To Unleash Hybrid Urus Before Super-SUV Goes All Electric

The record-setting performance SUV will eventually be a pure EV.

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The Lamborghini Urus will join the Aventador-succeeding flagship Revuelto as the second V8-based hybrid in the Raging Bull lineup before the super-SUV goes all electric by the end of the decade.

The news comes from the UK’s Autocar, which reports that a hybrid powertrain will replace the current V8s powering the Urus S and record-setting Urus Performante by the end of 2024.

But Lamborghini has also long-teased a purely electric supercar. In 2021, the Maranello-based marque outlined its Cor Tauri plan—named for the brightest star in the bull-shaped Taurus constellation—which included the launch of a hybrid in 2023 and a combustion-less model by 2025.

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Lamborghini hit its hybrid goal with this year’s arrival of the Revuelto, but according to Autocar, the first all-electric Lambo has been pushed back to 2028. The all-electric Urus will follow, likely in 2029.

Few details have been released regarding these EVs. As Motor Authority notes, a prototype of the Urus plug-in hybrid has already been spied in testing, which is expected to become the most powerful Urus to date.

The more mysterious pure Lambo EV due out in 2028 will be brand new without any predecessor. Early predictions point to a grand tourer with more ground clearance than Lambo’s current and past supercars.

Lamborghini Urus Performante
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“It will be about sustainability, have better visibility and have the design of a very sexy car, but still immediately recognizable as a Lamborghini,” the brand’s CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, told Autocar, teasing “high-performance batteries that nobody else has and will be unique in the market.”

For now, there are only two all-electric Lamborghinis in the pipeline. But Winkelmann also discussed the 2030s—namely how the decade will mark the death of gasoline-powered Lamborghinis.

The automaker develops its models to meet the strictest emissions legislation, which typically comes from California. And in 2022, the California Air Resources Board approved the Advanced Clean Cars II rule, which dictates that by 2035, 100 percent of new cars and light trucks sold in the state will be zero-emission vehicles.

“You go with the most difficult legislation, which is the US, and is really California, Wikelmann said. “Other states adopt California’s rules – typically big cities and that’s where we sell cars. Even if it [legislation] is not banning EVs, taxation will be a killing factor. Then mega-cities are talking of abolishing non-EVs before 2035 regardless.”

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