Don’t expect a Ferrari electric supercar anytime before 2025.
Ferrari is in no hurry to let go off its gas-guzzling V12s. The company isn’t launching an all electric supercar anytime soon either.
Louis Camilleri, Ferrari CEO has told Reuters that Maranello’s first fully electric model will not be ready before 2025. Ferrari believes that battery technology has still a long way to go before it could compete with the IC engine.
“The battery technology is not where it should be yet,” Camilleri said. “There are still significant issues in terms of autonomy, in terms of speed of recharging. So eventually we will come out with one. But it’s post-2025. Not in the short term,” he added.
Camilleri confirmed that Ferrari was evaluating a fully electric grand tourer at one point. However, the automaker believes that hybrids are the way forward, at least for now. In fact, by 2022, 60% of all Ferraris sold could be hybrids. The SF90 Stradale, which was unveiled in May this year is Ferrari’s first plug-in hybrid model.
It’s not just Ferrari that’s transitioning to hybrid. McLaren’s next generation of supercars will also feature some form of hybridization. McLaren boss has already confirmed that the replacement for the P1 hypercar will be a plug-in hybrid.