his plan for an electric car (and carbon neutrality)

We don’t stop Ferrari anymore. The Italian sports car brand has multiplied announcements in recent months. After the presentation of the “Purosangue”, the firm’s first SUV, the Maranello company is back in the spotlight to talk to us about ecology.

If the first electric car in the history of the prancing horse is on the way, the latter should only see the light of day in a few years. But until then, Ferrari has a plan to limit its impact from an environmental point of view. In the announcement of its second quarter financial results, Ferrari also said it wants to market 15 new models between 2023 and 2026.

Waiting for an electric Ferrari

Among these new cars, one should be fully electric. For CEO Benedetto Vigna, the arrival of such a motorization at Ferrari is a big bet. The brand’s customers as well as the Tifosi (the brand’s fans) are in love with roaring engines, and it’s hard to imagine them raving in front of a car without any noise.

In its development plans, Ferrari predicts that electric cars will represent only 5% of sales in 2026. Thermal cars will then gradually leave their place, and the Italian brand assures that it will reach 40% of electric models sold for 2030. Whether it likes it or not, it will in any case have to comply with European laws which prohibit the sale of thermal cars by 2035.

In his latest statement, the big boss of the brand is already preparing the ground. He announces that this car will arrive in 2025 and that it will be a “genuine Ferrari”, “a sports car that will offer a real Ferrari driving experience. But in addition to this slow electrification of its range, Ferrari is trying to go carbon neutral.

Carbon neutrality at Ferrari

Recently the firm installed a solid oxide fuel cell plant in its Maranello infrastructure. The latter now provides 5% of the power needed to produce cars. In addition to this factory, Ferrari is in the process of installing solar panels on its factories.

Eventually, these should produce up to 1.7 gigawatt hours per year. This production of renewable energy should enable the Italian company to considerably reduce its carbon footprint and achieve neutrality as quickly as possible. Moreover, the objective even seems to have priority over the arrival of an electric car. Ferrari also hopes to be energetically independent. This would be a real plus for the brand, especially when we see the evolution of energy costs.

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