Most likely, it won’t arrive until the end of this decade.
The Lamborghini Urus is currently one of the most powerful and expensive SUVs on the market. This appears to be insufficient for some clients, as the Italian company is working on a more hardcore version, which will be released later this year. We’re afraid we’ll have to disappoint you if you were hoping for a fully electric version. It will most likely happen, but not with this generation of Urus.
Drive recently got the opportunity to get down with Lamborghini design chief Mitja Borkert and discuss a variety of topics. A inquiry concerning a possible zero-emissions edition of the super-SUV was one of them, and Borkert initially affirmed the EV but then backed down a bit.
“Sooner or later the Urus will be going electric… to be honest, the regulations in the world and also the social acceptance – the trend is going in this way for sure,” the designer told the Australian publication. “I’m not saying right now that the Urus successor is going electric, but for these kinds of cars electrification makes more sense.”
It’s difficult to tell what exactly Borkert’s words mean but we can tell the executives from Sant’Agata Bolognese are at least considering an electric Urus. It seems certain that it won’t be ready with this generation of the model. This probably means – given the fact that its successor won’t arrive before 2028 – we will have to wait at least until the end of this decade to see the Urus EV.
As far as the rest of Lamborghini’s lineup is concerned, Borkert confirmed the company will offer combustion power for as long as it is possible from a legal standpoint. The switch to electric powertrains, however, is inevitable. “People at the moment are still trained that V10 is emotional, but I don’t know if in forty years the young kids will still be happy with this. I’m also someone who is in love with the combustion engine, but I’m not fearing the move to electric.”
Source: The Drive