Ferrari Announces First EV for 2025; SUV in 2022By Alejandro Enríquez | Fri, 04/16/2021 - 17:41
Ferrari's CEP John Elkann confirmed the super sports vehicle automaker will introduce the first fully electric Ferrari supercar. "You can be sure this will be everything you dream the engineers and designers at Maranello can image for such a landmark in our history," reported the BBC. Ferrari will also introduce three new models along the year, as well as the arrival of the Purosangue -what is going to be the brand's first SUV in 2022.
This is a significant milestone for the Italian company since other brands have already announced concept electric supercars. Terzo Millennio from Lamborghini for instance. Or other companies such as Rimac are introducing themselves as "electric hypercars" pioneers.
During the meeting Elkann pointed out the electrification of the company will attract a new generation: "our interpretation and application of these technologies both in motorsport and in road cars i a huge opportunity to bring the uniqueness and passion of Ferrari to new generations," Forbes US reported. "If we bring in new technology, then we need to bring something new to the market. That's how Ferrari has always worked with new technology. The evolution of new technology is 100% in the DNA of Ferrari," he said.
Last December, the company said that an electric vehicle will only be available after the current industrial plan of the company ended in 2022. Chief Executive Louis Camilleri said at the time that the battery technology required more development so that a new model could arrive no sooner than 2025.
Currently, the company has a plug-in hybrid model, the SF90 Stradale. A model that won the BBC's Top Gear Eco-Warrior of the Year in 2020. "The hybrid LaFerrari was a toe in the water, but the SF90 Stradale makes a bigger splash. As years go, 2020 has been many things, but a new Ferrari halo car in which you can commute to work on electric power, with something explosive in reserve for the weekend, tips the scales right back to annus marvellous," said Top Gear at the time.