Ferrari confirms plans for first EV in 2025
- World’s most evocative car brand to release first all-electric vehicle in 2025
- Three more models to come this year
- New EV will be "everything you dream"
The world is changing rapidly, and you know that things are being taken seriously when Ferrari, of all brands, decides that the time is ripe to launch their first all-electric vehicle.
Yes, that’s Ferrari, a staunch advocate of engine technology with a V in its description. Only instead of a screaming V12 or the roar of a V8, they’ve also felt the need to go with an EV in the near future.
At an AGM shareholder meeting held earlier today, CEO John Elkann confirmed that the first fully electric Ferrari supercar will be launched in 2025. Three other more conventional Ferrari models will also be revealed over the next few months.
This is the latest mark in Ferrari’s electrification strategy, which was first utilised in the LaFerrari and in the SF90 Stradale, a plug-in hypercar that runs on electric for a limited amount of time. A pure EV has been promised for some time, but Ferrari had previously refused to commit on a launch date.
Elkann told shareholders:
We are very excited about our first all-electric Ferrari that we plan to unveil in 2025. You can be sure that this will be everything you dream the engineers and designers at Maranello can imagine for such a landmark in our history.
We are continuing to execute our electrification strategy in a highly disciplined way. Our interpretation of these technologies both in motorsport and in road cars is a huge opportunity to bring the uniqueness and passion of Ferrari to new generations.
Exact details on the new EV were not disclosed, but it is believed that the car will be a two seater with an electric motor at each wheel, a similar concept to the Lotus Evija we featured last month.
The commitment to a new EV marks a key phase in Ferrari’s history. It is expected that a new version of the 812 Superfast machine will be the final front-engined V12 GT machine produced by the Italian marque, though the V12 may live on in other machines.
Ferrari is also expected to reveal their first SUV in early 2022, known as the Purosangue.
The Prancing Horse will also return to the Le Mans 24 Hours race in 2023, its first time in an official capacity in many years, and the first appearance of a ‘works’ Ferrari in the top class at Le Mans since 1973. This will be an ideal proving ground to test its technologies in the new Hypercar class, which encourages use of hybrids.
Richard Randle is a motorsport PR professional working with the UK’s top racing circuits and the UK’s premier single-seater category, the BRDC British F3 Championship.