FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen Group's supercar brand Lamborghini is looking to keep combustion engine vehicles alive beyond the end of the decade, the unit's CEO Stephan Winkelmann said in an interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.
"After hybridization, we will wait to see whether it will be possible to offer vehicles with an internal combustion engine beyond 2030," he told the weekly publication.
"One possibility would be to keep combustion engine vehicles alive via synthetic fuels."
VW Group brand Porsche has joined other companies in exploring the production of climate-neutral synthetic fuel on an industrial scale from wind power.
Winkelmann last month said Lamborghini planned to roll out its first full-electric model at the end of this decade, underscoring a more cautious approach after comments last year that a release was planned for second half of the decade.
Lamborghini, as well as rivals Ferrari, Aston Martin and McLaren, are wrestling with how to shift their ranges to battery power without losing the high performance that supports their premium pricing.