“In terms of the plug-in hybrid we use at Le Mans, that experience is being carried over to our road models. It’s important in terms of long tests of hybrid technology.”
Porsche CEO Oliver Blume sees the World Endurance Championship (WEC) as a great opportunity to research hybrid technology that could one day be used in consumer cars. It’s also the reason why he considers these races more important than i.e. Formula 1.
“We need to make sure that as soon as the technology of electrification is relevant to our car at a cost level, and will add value, we are flexible to shift in that direction.”
Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali says that as for now, the carmaker will stay away from electrification because that is what consumers want. But as soon as that shifts, Lamborghini’s focus will shift as well.
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