Lamborghini, the renowned Italian supercar maker, has unveiled its concept electric vehicle (EV) car called Lanzador. This new car represents Lamborghini’s commitment to sustainability and reducing carbon emissions, as part of its “Direzione Cor Tauri” roadmap. The debut of Lanzador at the Monterey Car Week is a major step towards Lamborghini’s plans for decarbonization and electrification. It is the first EV offering from the brand and features a high ground-clearance GT with 2+2 seats.
Sustainability has become a significant focus in all sectors of the economy, including mobility. While electric vehicles have been seen as unnecessary by sports car enthusiasts, supercar manufacturers are now joining the global race towards achieving zero emissions. Lamborghini is the latest to take on this challenge and embark on the road to decarbonization. The brand’s Cor Tauri strategy, launched in 2021, outlines the following phases: celebrating the internal combustion engine (2021-2022), transitioning to hybrid vehicles (by the end of 2024), and eventually going fully electric in the second half of the decade.
The term “Cor Tauri” is derived from Latin and means “heart of the Bull,” referring to the brightest star in the Taurus constellation. It signifies the direction Lamborghini is taking towards an electrified future while staying true to the brand’s essence. The luxury carmaker has been dedicated to reducing its carbon emissions for years. Its production site in Sant’Agata Bolognese has been carbon-neutral since 2015. The emissions produced at this site account for approximately 90% of the company’s total carbon emissions included in its inventory.
According to the company’s greenhouse gas emissions data from the past three years, there has been a slight increase in Scope 1 and 3 emissions, which has been offset by a decline in Scope 2 emissions (electricity use). Scope 1 emissions represent the majority at 60%, followed by Scope 2 at 33%. Overall, total emissions have increased by over 2% (>400 tCO2), but emission intensity (emissions per vehicle produced) has dropped to 2.7 tCO2. This signifies an improvement in reductions of over 15% compared to the previous year’s intensity.
Lamborghini aims to reduce its product carbon emissions by 50% by 2025 and achieve carbon neutrality throughout its entire value chain by 2050. The company has been implementing internal measures to reduce emissions while offsetting unavoidable emissions through the purchase of carbon credits. These credits are certified and recorded in the Eco2care VER (Verified Emissions Reduction) Registry, managed by CE.Si.S.P. Since 2020, Lamborghini has purchased over 35,600 tCO2 of carbon credits to offset its emissions.
Now, Lamborghini has unveiled its first EV concept car, Lanzador, as the next major step in its decarbonization journey. This concept car provides a glimpse into the future of Lamborghini’s EVs. Stephan Winkelmann, the CEO and Chairman of Lamborghini, expressed his excitement about this milestone, stating that Lanzador ushers in a new car segment, the Ultra GT, offering customers a unique driving experience that embodies Lamborghini’s groundbreaking technologies.
Lanzador is equipped with two electric motors, one for each axle, ensuring permanent all-wheel drive in all conditions and driving styles. The use of battery packs instead of burning oil allows for excellent performance and range, aligning with Lamborghini’s carbon-cutting initiatives. The car features all-active control systems, allowing the driver to actively modify the car’s behavior while on the road. Users can personalize their driving profile to suit their needs, thanks to Lamborghini’s “Vision of Smart Aerodynamics” future philosophy, which prioritizes driver requests and range requirements.
The interior of the concept car incorporates sustainable materials. The use of sustainably sourced leather, 100% renewable wool, and regenerated carbon demonstrates Lamborghini’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact without compromising on comfort and luxury, which are synonymous with the brand. The seats also feature plastic materials made from recycled fibers, which are 80% more eco-friendly than new plastic made from petroleum. The futuristic design of the sports car complements Lamborghini’s “Feel like a pilot” approach.
Winkelmann emphasized that Lamborghini’s electrification plan plays a crucial role in reducing the brand’s environmental impact. The company aims to electrify its entire product range by the end of 2024 and is investing nearly 2 billion euros over four years to transition to hybrid technology. This investment is the largest in the history of the Italian luxury brand. The production of Lanzador, as a concept for the fourth model, demonstrates Lamborghini’s concrete electrification plan, which is expected to enter production in 2028. While this represents a significant change for Lamborghini’s six-decade tradition, the brand’s DNA will be preserved, showcasing its commitment to a brighter future with EVs.
Lamborghini is not alone in this endeavor. Its long-standing rival, Ferrari, has also committed to electrification and is rumored to be releasing an all-electric GT with four electric motors in 2025. Ferrari is even establishing a factory to produce electric motors, inverters, and batteries for its hybrids and EVs. The debut of Lamborghini’s EV concept car, Lanzador, signifies a significant stride in the brand’s commitment to decarbonization and electrification, while embodying a fusion of luxury and environmental responsibility. This milestone not only highlights Lamborghini’s path towards carbon neutrality but also speaks to the broader industry’s shift towards a more sustainable future with EVs.