Developing an Electric Car of the Future

Research from the Dinca and Hart labs, paired with Lamborghini’s “hypercar” concept, will result in the Terzo Millenio, an electric sports car for the third millennium.


MIT scientists have recently collaborated with Lamborghini in order to develop an electric car of the future. Their prototype for the third millennium named Terzo Millenio.

The Terzo Millenio has its unique ability to deliver high peak power and regenerate kinetic energy, all while ensuring the ability to release and harvest electric power. In addition, the car is self-healing and electric.

MIT associate professor of chemistry Mircea Dinca said, “The new Lamborghini collaboration allows us to be ambitious and think outside the box in designing new materials that answer energy storage challenges for the demands of an electric sports vehicle.”

Developing an Electric Car of the Future
Lamborghini is relying on MIT to make its cars of the future operate on electricity while maintaining the aesthetic standards and high-powered mechanical elements that make operating these luxurious sports cars so thrilling.
Photo: Emrick Elias

“We look forward to teaming up with their engineers and work on this exciting project.”

While maintaining the aesthetic standards, the car is powered by high-powered mechanical elements that make its operating thrilling.

Lamborghini’s mission for this partnership is to “rewrite the rules on super sports cars” by addressing energy storage systems, innovative materials, propulsion systems, visionary design, and “emotion.”

Scientists are now planning to devise new carbon fiber and composite materials that could enable the complete body of the car to somehow be used as a battery system. In other words, they are completely prepared for this ambitious, visually stunning prototype to bring in reality.

Developing an Electric Car of the Future
The Terzo Millenio, or Third Millennium, concept car from Lamborghini marks an ambitious collaboration between the Italian automaker and researchers at MIT.
Photo: Emrick Elias

Hart said, “We are thrilled to combine our expertise in advanced materials and manufacturing with the vision and support of Automobili Lamborghini, and to realize new concepts that will shape the future of transportation.”

Scientists believe that this collaboration will lead to new technologies in the fields of the energy accumulation systems, materials science, and manufacturing, but MIT students will have the opportunity to perform research at Automobili Lamborghini.

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