No car manufacturer can escape the forced electrification of its models, not even McLaren, Ferrari and Lamborghini. These three supercar manufacturers have all presented their hybrid models, starting with the McLaren Artura and the Ferrari 296 GTB which are both powered by a V6 hybride rechargeable.
For Lamborghini, starting next year, the bull manufacturer will no longer offer a 100% thermal car. Indeed, Stephan Winkelman has previously said that his lineup will now only include plug-in hybrid cars. But nothing is lost for thermal engines, because despite its ban by the European Union from 2035, Lamborghini hopes to produce and market cars that smell like gasoline even after 2030.
To achieve this, Winkelmann believes that it will be necessary and imperative to turn to synthetic fuel. Porsche is already at a very advanced stage in the development of this “eFuel”, moreover, the German manufacturer of the Volkswagen group will build a factory in Punta Arenas, in Chilean Patagonia. Porsche plans to produce 55 million liters of synthetic fuel in 2024 and 550 million in 2026.
Lamborghini is also really interested in this fuel. In any case, this was declared by Stephan Winkelmann in the columns of the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.
“After hybridization, we will wait to see if it will be possible to offer internal combustion engine vehicles beyond 2030. One possibility would be to keep thermal engine vehicles alive via synthetic fuels.”
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If Porsche and Lamborghini are optimistic, it is because this synthetic gasoline is more respectful of the environment. It is obtained by electrolysis to separate the molecules of hydrogen from the molecules of oxygen contained in the water. This step is carried out using electricity produced by wind turbines. The second step consists of mixing the hydrogen obtained with CO2 contained in the air to form synthetic methanol and which is then transformed into synthetic gasoline.
More expensive to manufacture, eFuel will therefore be more expensive than fossil fuel from petroleum. If the sportswomen of the future will continue to sing thanks to this green essence, they will be reserved for a privileged few, because it will become more expensive to feed them.