Italian sports car icon Ferrari has announced its debut in electric cars with the company’s first fully electric supercar coming in 2025.
During the company’s annual general meeting, CEO John Eklan confirmed that the first e-car was on the way, with three others to be revealed in the coming months.
Thus far there are no details about the car, but Ferrari is going full hog with a fully electric vehicle. The 2020 SF9 Stradley which was a plug-in hybrid but mostly focused on its huge V8 petrol engine.
Ferrari has been using hybrid cars in Formula 1 for quite some time now, but the news is that the company is set to adopt the all-electric era and may possibly upset its petrol fan giants.
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“We are executing our electrification strategy in a highly disciplined manner. And our interpretation and application of these technologies in both motor sports and road cars is a great opportunity to bring Ferrari’s uniqueness and passion to the new generation, ”said Eklan.
“We are also very excited about our first all-electric Ferrari that we plan to unveil in 2025 and you can be sure that it will be everything you dream of the engineers and designers at Maranello who are part of our history. I can imagine such a milestone. “
As Drive Explains, this is notable for several reasons. In 2013, the then president Luca di Montejemolo stated that the company would never make an electric car. However, a lot has happened in the last 7-8 years and those who do not embrace shift risk are left behind.
Still worse for looting fossil fuels, in many countries, it would be illegal to sell petrol or diesel-powered new vehicles. In the UK, the government has announced plans to ban the sale of new petrol or diesel from 2030. This was initially planned compared to ten years ago.