Ferrari is no stranger to electric powertrains, having previously released two gas electric hybrids in the SF90 Stradale and SF90 Spider. However, this is just the beginning, since the Italian automaker intends to unveil the first full-electric Ferrari in the not-too-distant future.
During the company’s annual general meeting this week, Ferrari Chairman and acting CEO John Elkann expressed excitement about the company’s first all-electric Ferrari, which will be unveiled in 2025. “You can be certain that this will be everything you hope the engineers and designers at Maranello can imagine for such a milestone in our history,” Elkann said.
In a separate paper, Ferrari said that, although it does not plan to build self-driving vehicles, it would implement some aspects of autonomous driving technologies in reaction to regulatory trends and consumer desires. For example, in 2018, they laid the foundations for automated driver assistance technologies such as adaptive braking and adaptive cruise control. We’ve been advised that more technologies will be baked into upcoming ones.
Following the departure of Louis Camilleri in December 2020, Elkann assumed the position of interim CEO. Hopefully, Elkann will stay on as CEO for a long time, or the next permanent CEO will share his idea of an all-electric Ferrari. Otherwise, the idea could be placed on the backburner.
Given the current state of the automotive industry, I’d be shocked if Ferrari ruled out an electric powertrain at this time.