Another brand bets on synthetic fuel and avoids the electric car
Although there are electric hypercars like Rimac Navera, El Lotus Avija or El Pininfarina BatistaAnd although Ferrari itself has confirmed that from 2025 it will have an exclusively battery-powered model, for many supercar enthusiasts ditching the internal combustion engine is a challenge they don’t want to take on. .
Electrification is not the only problem, as all brands have taken the hybrid routeEven in competition. Formula 1, World Endurance Championship (WEC) and Rally Championship (WRC), They already have a combination of gasoline and electricity to power them.
A few days ago, Bugatti showed in detail how its famous W16 engine is assembled in a video they called “the last of its kind”. It’s the brand that’s in control now rebuild carsbegan the era of hybridization why this wheel The historic 8-litre engine that powered Veyron and Chiron models for 20 years will no longer be used.
Porsche was the first company to bet on the existence of the internal combustion engine thanks to the use of a synthetic fuel, the famous e-fuel. Volkswagen Group have invested some 100 million euros in collaboration with other companies such as Siemens Energy, Enel and the Government of Chile, build the first Electric fuel plant in Punta ArenasIn the south of the Tasandean country. This laboratory fuel allows thermal engine cars to continue to operate normally but without emitting GHGs into the atmosphere because they do not use fossil components.
Now another brand from the same German conglomerate has decided to bet on the same solution. And while it keeps hybrid projects intact, In its DNA is the V12 made by its founder which they are not ready to give up. Yes, The brand is Lamborghini, and the engine in question has been its trademark since 1963, the year it was manufactured, as Ferruccio Lamborghini believed the 12-cylinder engine represented a premium sports car.
This follows a statement he made recently Lamborghini CEO Stephen Winkelmannnoting that “We still have an opportunity to enter the synthetic fuel market in this type of car. However, if that does not happen, Lamborghini will be an all-electric company by the 2030s, but we have not yet decision making is not necessary.
While final approval of e-fuels by the European Union is awaited, Lamborghini continues to expand its portfolio by offering hybrid engines. A few days ago it was announced that the success Urus SUV There will be a version of these attributes, and something like hurricane. and although 2025. The 100% electric car is planned forOf course, this decision does not mean that the path to total electrification of the brand begins with this car. really, Porsche continues to overtake Taykanwith the confirmation of the next generation of Electric vehicles that include 718 and Macan before 2025.
One route does not interfere with the other. It’s a philosophy that major manufacturers embrace, are still aware of the limitations of a very limited power matrix. some do Like Toyota via hydrogenWho else is betting on this element of nature as fuel for the future, when it lab fuel options It seems to have started spreading to other brands.
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