Lamborghini will focus on supercapacitor technology for the first hybridsJanuary 6, 2020
The Italian brand does not yet see the point of using classic energy storage technologies for their cars. More preferred is the use of supercapacitors capable of instantly generating a large amount of electricity.
The first Lamborghini hybrid models for mass production will be equipped with new electrical technologies. The company intends to focus on the use of supercapacitors, as well as a carbon fiber body as a battery. The Italian manufacturer, together with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), conducted a number of research projects. They are developing new systems, software and materials.
Riccardo Bettini, head of research and development at Lamborghini, said that the future lies in electricity. Although modern solutions in the form of lithium-ion batteries are not suitable for a supercar company because of their weight. “Lamborghini has always been associated with lightness, swiftness, performance and pleasure. We must keep this in our future models, ”he added.
Supercapacitor technology was introduced back in 2017 at the Terzo Millennio concept. Already in the future, Lamborghini Sian with a hybrid will use new technology. The system will be based on a 6.5-liter V12 engine, as well as an electric 48-volt system with an electric motor. The total power will be 808 horsepower.
Lamborghini also conducts research to develop sound for its electric vehicles, which will provide maximum pleasure for owners.
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