Lamborghini unveiled its first ever plug-in hybrid super car that marries a small battery and three electric motors to a massive 12-cylinder engine, enabling it to hit 62 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds. Credit: Courtesy of Automobili LamborghiniEnvironment Italy
Greener Fast Cars, Unveiled
With the launch of its model equipped with a drivetrain partially electric, the Italian brand Lamborghini is offering its clientele a lower CO2-emission vehicle, getting on board with the green technology trend.
“The Revuelto plug-in hybrid was born to break the mold, combining a new 12-cylinder engine with hybrid technology, creating the perfect balance between delivering the emotion that our clients want with the necessity to reduce emissions,” explains Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann.
Lamborghini’s first plug-in hybrid uses a 3.8-kilowatt-hour battery mainly for acceleration boosts. The Revuleto model comes with a new zero-emissions mode called Città – the Italian name for “city” – to allow for quick CO2-free spins around populated high streets. According to the brand, the Città mode could save about 30% of the CO2 produced. “This makes it possible for example to access historic city centers with emissions restrictions.”