After EU officials outlined plans to convert passenger cars to electric traction by 2035, many carmakers needed to talk about it. Ferrari, in this case, finally had nothing to add, as it was not in a hurry to initially give up powerful internal combustion engines, offering them alternative fuels. The Italian manufacturer does not rule out hydrogen fuel cells at the same time.
In the latter, it should be reminded that hydrogen is used to generate electricity, and cars with the right type of power plant emit only water vapor as an emission. Not all automakers are unequivocally in favor of hydrogen fuel. Toyota Motor Corporation, which has invested heavily in the development of the two-generation Mirai model, is not yet ready to admit that the future belongs to electric cars with batteries. Rival Honda Motor, which used to make cars with fuel cells, has recently turned to the idea that hydrogen power plants are more suitable for trucks. Daimler և Nikola believes that the development of hydrogen fuel cell plants should not be abandoned, or that they also produce battery-powered trucks.
This week it became known that Hyundai Motor, which until now was considered an ardent supporter of this type of fuel, refused to develop hydrogen trucks. It is predictable that such projects will not have the most profitable economy. Elon Musk, who heads Tesla, has long been opposed to hydrogen fuel cells.
According to Reuters, Ferrari is not only actively investing in the development of solid batteries, which will solve the problem of the range of modern electric vehicles, it also does not exclude hydrogen fuel cells, as it is looking for synthetic fuels for combustion. Engines: internal combustion, which, while combustion, does not emit carbon dioxide. The brand will not introduce the first electric car until 2025, and in the future hopes to use internal combustion engines as part of its own hybrid sports cars. The main problem with Ferrari traction batteries is its high weight. Even the Rimac Nivera hypercar, which accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in less than two seconds, weighs about 2,200 kg, which is comparable to the mass of trucks, which obviously lack the dynamics of a sports car.
Volkswagen Group rival Lamborghini will not release electric cars until the end of the decade, betting on internal combustion engines and synthetic fuel hybrids, but the company has with it the world’s second largest automaker, which aims to overtake Tesla by 2025 և to become. The leader in the electric car segment in the number of products sold.
Until 2026, the Ferrari line can be expanded from the current 12 to 17 models, when it will include an electric car with a battery, but the next novelty of the Italian brand will be a crossover with a 12-cylinder engine Purosangue. The company now offers four models of rechargeable hybrids. According to Reuters, Ferrari plans to increase car production by at least 35% by 2025, from 46 per day to 65. Profitability is expected to grow from 35.9% to a minimum of 38% by 2026. Increasing sales should help, but it will be possible for Ferrari to find the right time to switch from ICE to other types of engines so as not to lose financial stability in a fast-paced world. electric.