The President and CEO of Lamborghini and Bugatti, Stefan Winkelmann, expressed his desire to keep the internal combustion engines “as long as possible”.
Despite the fact that the Volkswagen Group invests heavily in electrification, some brands of the concern do not particularly strive for zero emissions. We are talking about Lamborghini, which uses V8, V10 and V12 engines, as well as Bugatti with its W16. As the head of both brands, Stefan Winkelmann, told Top Gear in an interview, Lamborghini and Bugatti will keep the internal combustion engine “as long as possible”. He argued that these brands are small-scale producers and therefore bear less burden on the environment.
For example, the average annual mileage of a Bugatti Chiron is only about 1,600 kilometers. Winkelmann believes that the electric hypercar Lamborghini or Bugatti will not appear until the end of this decade, because currently “electric” technologies are not sufficiently developed in terms of charging speed and performance. In addition, the top Manager wants to make sure that the customers of the legendary brands are ready to accept the idea of fully electric Lamborghini and Bugatti.