Industry News

Ferrari President: There Will Never be an Electric Ferrari

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo makes it clear that they will never build an EV.

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has never been someone who keeps his opinions to himself. He likes to be heard and is extremely proud of the company he leads. Not only that, he has a keen understanding of what a Ferrari supercar should be now and in the future. In a recent interview he gave to Engadget, he specifically stated that Ferrari will "never" produce an electric vehicle for as long as he's in charge.

According to him, "you will never see a Ferrari electric because I don't believe in electric cars, because I don't think they represent an important step forward for pollution or C02 or the environment." He continued by saying the Italian automaker is "working very, very hard on the hybrid Ferrari. This should be the future, and I hope in a couple of years you can see it." A couple years back at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari displayed the 599 HY-KERS concept, which combined a lithium-ion battery pack with a 75kW electric motor. It also used regenerative braking that can extend its range and provide additional power, which is actually similar to what's used in Formula One.

We knew Ferrari was working on a hybrid system of some sort ever since the 599 HY-KERS concept debuted, but now we have the clearest indication as of yet that Ferrari is moving forward with this technology for their road cars in the near future. Photos displayed are of the Ferrari 599 GTB HY-KERS Concept.

Read Next

SEE MORE ARTICLES