John Elkann, CEO of Ferrari, the Italian luxury sports car manufacturer, announced that the company will launch the electric car model within four years.
Leading automakers are turning to electric vehicles, and Ferrari, the legendary Italian sports and racing car maker, doesn’t want to shy away from mass electrification. Ferrari CEO John Elkann said his company is already working on his first electric car.
According to Engadget’s report, John Elkann announced to investors at the annual meeting held this week that an electric car under the Ferrari brand will be launched. Elkann promised that the all-electric Ferrari will see the light of day in 2025, four years from now. Interestingly, Elkan’s predecessors, who served as Ferrari CEO, made several controversial statements regarding electric vehicles. They stated that the company would never launch an electric car or, on the contrary, promised to be the first brand to launch an electric supercar.
We don’t have a driverless car plan
John Elkann said: “We continue to apply our electrification strategy in a multidisciplinary way. Our interpretation and application of these technologies in motorsport and road vehicles is a tremendous opportunity to bring Ferrari’s uniqueness and passion to the next generation.
We started by keeping the bar high. Using our motorsport expertise, we have created the SF90 Stradale and SF90 Spider hybrid vehicles that showcase our technical excellence and deliver a great driving experience. They live the best Ferrari tradition in both style and performance. We’re also very excited about our first fully electric Ferrari, which we plan to introduce in 2025, and you can be sure it will be anything the engineers and designers at Maranello could have imagined. “
Ferrari CEO also touched on autonomous driving issues. Although Elkann does not have a plan to produce driverless cars yet, Elkann promised to apply some autonomous driving technologies in different countries’ legislation and customer preferences, especially in high-speed GT class models.