Tag: Stefano Domenicali

Feb 8, 2017 - 09:25 am

Pawan Goenka, Stefano Domenicali.

Pawan-Goenka“I am counting on this year being the year of electrics.”

As do we, since years, one is tempted to answer Mahindra Managing Director Pawan Goenka. He is talking about India of course, and with the government pondering to buy 100,000 EV and being 100% electric by 2030, Goenka might be right.

Stefano-Domenicali“I believe the right time for us to consider electrification is when – and only when – we can retain the same super sports car characteristics that we have today. Weight and center of gravity, for example. Today, I don’t see that possible in the next 10 years.”

Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali continues his opposition to purely electric models. The sports carmaker has however looked into hybrids and Domenicali named the second variant of the Urus SUV to become Lamborghini’s first hybrid.

Aug 10, 2016 - 08:26 am

Shu Youxing (BYD), Stefano Domenicali (Lamborghini).

Shu-Youxing“Through our discussions, we have discovered our BEVs are being charged at night. During the afternoon and evening, the burden is very low on the grid.”

BYD General Manager for auto sales, Shu Youxing, still asks for speedy updates of the grid despite EVs being charged at night rather than at peak times. Once EVs will become widely adopted, the network has to be ready to carry the load at any hour.

Stefano-Domenicali“We cannot think that electrification, hybrids and fuel cells will not hit the super sports car segment. It will. It’s a matter of time.”

Says Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali but points to the technology being too expensive in the luxury sports car market – of all markets. So when will that future finally arrive, we wonder?!

Jul 27, 2016 - 08:08 am

Oliver Blume, Stefano Domenicali.

Oliver-Blume“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.

Stefano-Domenicali“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.



Found on electrive.com
08.02.2017 09:44