Ferrari won’t be an all-electric brandNovember 5, 2020
The Ferrari CEO doesn’t think the automaker will ever switch to 100% electric powertrains. He cannot imagine a world in which the Italian manufacturer will build electric vehicles.
During recent telephone conversations with investors, CEO Louis Camilleri said that not only can he not imagine the automaker will switch to purely electricity, but he also does not think that electric cars will even account for 50% of Ferrari sales during his lifetime (he is 65 ).
While Ferrari is clearly in no rush to switch to all-electric powertrains, its current lineup complements the SF90 Stradale plug-in hybrid, which combines a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with up to three electric motors. What’s more, Ferrari is known to be developing a V6 hybrid powertrain, although it remains to be seen which model will use it.
Maranello’s plans for an all-electric vehicle are less certain. According to Camilleri, Ferrari will not release its first all-electric model until 2025. This data was backed up by patents pending in January 2020 on a preview of a future Ferrari with four electric motors, one on each wheel. True, in the description of this patent it was said that a quartet of electric motors can work in conjunction with a traditional motor.
While many major carmakers are pushing for an all-electric fleet, Ferrari is clearly in no rush, and given the relatively low sales, the Italian company has little incentive to build electric vehicles unless its customers want it or if it is necessary to comply emission standards.
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