Ferrari wants to electrify more than half of its models by 2026, as the Italian manufacturer writes in its now presented strategic plan. 60 per cent of Ferrari models are to be equipped with either an electric or hybrid drive by that year.
By 2030, this figure is to be 80 per cent – 40 per cent purely electric and 40 per cent partially electric. As the sports car maker indicated at its 2022 Capital Markets Day, 15 new models are to be introduced between 2023 and 2026 – so the brand’s portfolio is in for a makeover. It should be noted, however, that these 15 models also include one-offs and special series. As Ferrari states in the press release, only five per cent of sales in the planning period up to 2026 will be accounted for by one-offs and supercars and ten per cent by special series.
Ferrari wants to present the first fully electric model in 2025. With the existing know-how from the current hybrid models and the hybrid drives for Formula 1, Ferrari says it wants to ensure that the e-model “stands out from others in all dimensions: Engine power density, weight, sound and driving feel”. In future, the electric motors will be developed, handmade and assembled in Maranello, as will the battery modules made from bought-in cells that are to be integrated into the chassis. Ferrari seems to expect great advantages from the latter feature in particular – in terms of weight, but also in terms of driving behaviour.
For the production of the electric motors and battery modules, Ferrari will also expand its plant in Maranello with a so-called “e-building”. The Italian company also wants to manufacture the inverters there itself.
In the case of hybrid drives, the road cars are to “benefit from the technological transfer of Ferrari’s racing experience”. The development of internal combustion engines, ” an essential part of the company’s heritage”, will continue, according to Ferrari.
“We will continue to draw on our competitive advantages: uniqueness and technological leadership, whilst taking actions to reach carbon neutrality by 2030,” says Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna.
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