The first Ferrari electric car will be a pioneer of new technologiesMay 15, 2020
The long-awaited electric supercar of the Italian brand will appear only when the technology becomes quite complicated.
The first commercial electric car Ferrari, due to arrive after 2025, will use new technologies to ensure that it can deliver the brand’s heritage, said commercial boss Enrico Galliera.
The Italian company has not yet confirmed any plans or deadlines for the release of its first electric car, although a patent leak earlier this year hinted that it was working on an all-wheel drive platform with an engine mounted on each wheel.
Galliera ruled out the all-electric Ferrari for at least five years and was adamant that the plan would not be accelerated with the advent of new manufacturers of super-EV luxury cars such as Pininfarina.
“There are some competitors entering the market with new technologies that we will look at, but will this be a problem for Ferrari? I think not, because of the Ferrari’s particular niche, ”said Galliera Autocar.
“And will it cause interest in this market for Ferrari? No. We strongly believe that battery technology is not yet sufficiently developed to meet the needs of a supercar. In the next five years, we do not believe that technology will be able to meet the needs of Ferrari, ”he added.
However, when asked if the company could continue its business in the UK if a planned ban on the sale of non-electric cars was introduced in 2032, Galliera said: “We will comply with all the rules that will come into force in order to compete in the market, and we we don’t believe that such rules will force us to make special plans. ”
The head did not exclude Ferrari EV, but said that the timing for this depends solely on technical developments. As soon as electrified technologies are developed, this will allow the company to produce a car that matches our position.
“If we introduce new technologies, we need to offer something new in the market. That is how Ferrari has always worked with new technologies. The evolution of new technology is 100% embedded in Ferrari DNA, ”said Galliera.
He also added that the new SF90 Stradale plug-in hybrid showed Ferrari buyers are open to electrified technology, saying there are brand customers who like to use EV mode early in the morning to quietly leave the house, and then use the engine and enjoy Ferrari sound on the road.
Engine noise has long been a key part of Ferrari’s “emotional” offer. When asked how the company would handle this for an electric car, Galliera said: “This is a very interesting question. We are working hard on this, but I won’t say whether we have found a solution or not.
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