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Lamborghini hits accelerator on electric future


The , which is owned by Volkswagen subsidiary Audi, said its first hybrid series production car would hit the market in 2023, with all its models "electrified" by the end of 2024.

But a battery-only model won't be released until the second half of the decade, Lamborghini said.

The plan is "necessary in a context of a radically-changing world," CEO Stephan Winkelmann said in a statement.

"We want to make our contribution by continuing to reduce ," he added, saying the investment ploughed into electrification is the company's largest-ever.

By 2025, the company should reduce by half, it said.

The global trend towards electrification has been more challenging for the makers of the fastest sports cars than for mass-market producers.

Some have speculated that the brands' fans may reject the different torque and driving experience of an electric vehicle compared to traditional combustion engines.

Following in Ferrari's footsteps, Lamborghini in 2019 unveiled its first foray into with the Sian supercar, capable of accelerating from 0 to 62mph (110 km/h) in less than 2.8 seconds.