Ferrari will have to comply with the ban on the sale of thermal cars and is already preparing its production chain intended to accommodate its future electric models.
It is now official: from January 1, 2035, car manufacturers will no longer have the right to sell new thermal cars. A measure voted by the European Commission and which aims to drastically reduce CO2 emissions from this industry. A decision that has already caused a lot of ink to flow, and which risks penalizing certain manufacturers, in particular those specializing in supercars such as Lamborghini or Aston Martin. For them, however, an exemption will be put in place. Brands selling between 1,000 and 10,000 cars per year will have until December 31, 2035 to comply with this new rule.
For their part, manufacturers registering less than 1,000 cars each year, such as Bugatti, Caterham, Pagani or Koenigsegg will not be affected by this measure at all. On the other hand, and although this derogation is known as the “Ferrari amendment”, the brand with the prancing horse will not have the right to any privilege. And for good reason, it recorded 11,155 sales in 2021. Too many to be able to benefit from the small reprieve granted to certain confidential brands. Ferrari, like all the others, must therefore prepare for its future and begin to electrify its range.
A new production line
If Ferrari does not yet have an electric model in its range, the firm is however beginning to work on improving its infrastructure, in order to be able to accommodate the production of its future connected sports cars. For this, it would have already bought land around its factory in Maranello, in order to build an extension exclusively dedicated to the assembly of its electrified vehicles. But that’s not all, because a research and development center specializing in batteries is also planned.
For the time being, only one plug-in hybrid model is present in the catalog, namely the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, with 1,000 horsepower. Nevertheless, the firm would indeed be working on the development of an electric car, as confirmed by the former CEO of the manufacturer, John Elkann. Scheduled for 2025, this should mark a real turning point for the manufacturer. But its priority currently remains the launch of Purosangue, which should now not take too long.