Lamborghini hopes to be able to continue producing cars with internal combustion engines for the next decade, CEO Stephan Winkelmann told the German newspaper. Welt am Sonntag this week. “After hybridization, we will wait and see if it will be possible to offer internal combustion engine vehicles beyond 2030,” he said in an interview with . “One possibility would be to keep combustion engine vehicles alive through synthetic fuels.”
If Lamborghini does indeed continue to make ICE cars into the 2030s, it would put the Volkswagen-owned automaker at odds with much of the industry. Consider Dodge, for example. The Stellantis-owned brand plans to debut its car in 2024. That same year, it also plans to stop producing some of its most popular gasoline-powered models, including the Challenger and Charger. On the other hand, Lamborgini will not offer an all-electric car.
Practically speaking, even if Lamborghini continues to produce ICE cars in the 2030s, it may not be able to sell these vehicles in many places. In the US and other parts of the world, governments have decided to ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars until . Countries like Germany have for vehicles running on synthetic fuels, but no company is producing the alternative to gasoline on a scale still and maybe not for many years.
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