MILAN -- Lamborghini plans to roll out its first full-electric model at the end of this decade, CEO Stephan Winkelmann said in remarks confirmed on Tuesday by a company spokesperson.
The plan underscores an even more cautious approach by Lamborghini - part of the Volkswagen Group - to electrification, after Winkelmann suggested last year that the move would start earlier.
Lamborghini and other players in the high-performance sports-car segment, including Ferrari, Aston Martin and McLaren, are wrestling with how to shift their ranges to battery power without losing the high performance that supports their premium pricing.
Lamborghini's first full-electric model will be a four-seat coupe-styled SUV, with a nod to the tradition of grand tourers, the spokeswoman said, confirming comments made by the CEO to Italian press agency ANSA.
Winkelmann reiterated Lamborghini would make its entire lineup, including the Huracan and Aventador sports cars and the Urus SUV, hybrid in two- or three-years' time.
This timetable, however, puts Lamborghini behind rival Ferrari, which has already rolled out three hybrid models and has promised to have a full-electric car by 2025.
Winkelmann said sales volumes for this year were expected to be in line with those of last year, when the brand shipped 8,405 cars, and that orders were already covering a good part of their planned production.