For as long as we can remember, Ferrari has been producing fuel thirsty V8 and V12 engines. Recently, Ferrari has been putting their resources into developing electric supercars to join their range of prancing horses.
In a recent interview with Reuters, Ferrari CEO, Louis Camilleri, said that Ferrari won’t have its first fully electric model ready until after 2025. The key factor holding back the production of an all electric prancing horse is the fact that battery technology requires more development.
“The battery technology is not where it should be yet,” Camilleri has said. “There are still significant issues in terms of autonomy, in terms of speed of recharging. Eventually we will come out with one. But it’s post-2025.”
Camillery said the Ferrari was “certain” in developing a fully electric grand tourer. However they will be sticking to hybrid vehicles for the foreseeable future, aiming to achieve 60 per cent of its sales from hybrids by 2022.
Camillery said that Ferrari is also considering alternative technologies, including hydrogen fuel and biofuels, trying to find the most suitable powertrains in alignment with Ferrari’s vision for their cars in the future.
In line with their vision, Ferrari has launched the SF90 Stradale. Now, unlike the LaFerrari, which was also a hybrid, the SF90 Stradale is a ‘range’ model, meaning you wouldn’t need a certain portfolio to secure a build slot.
The SF90 Stradale features a 3.9 litre twin-turbo V8 with three electric motors, packing 986 horsepower. It’s capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds and can hit a top speed of 340 km/h. This car has the capability to be driven on electric power alone for up to 25 km at speeds of up to 135 km/h.