• Aug 16, 2011
It's not too hard to imagine a future – a distant one, perhaps – where the majority of automobiles run on electricity, is it? It is for Ferrari president Luca di Montezemelo, who says that pure electrons are not part of the Prancing Horse's equation. While chatting with our cohorts over at Engadget, Montezemelo admitted:
You will never see a Ferrari electric because I don't believe in electric cars, because I don't think they represent an important step forward for pollution or CO2 or the environment. But, we are working very, very hard on the hybrid Ferrari. This should be the future, and I hope in a couple of years you can see it.
Setting aside whether Montezemelo is right or not with his CO2 math, we can count Ferrari out of the electric vehicle race while we wait for a hybrid wearing the Prancing Horse badge. Or will this future only hold true if Ferrari strictly adheres to the Montezemelo way? Either way, you can watch di Montezemolo's response in a video at the link.


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      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      Never, or in two years, whichever comes first.
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 3 Years Ago
      Luca di Montezemolo says we will "never see a Ferrari electric" (while I am President)
      gefinley
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm surprised, given how Ferrari is whoring out their name these days.
      Polly Prissy Pants
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Never" is a very long time. Someday we'll look back on his comment and giggle at how silly it was.
        Apex
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Polly Prissy Pants
        Personally I think we will look back at the Tesla roadster as a silly vehicle. 100% EV sports car vs. hybrid, or otherwise.
      ZOOM
      • 3 Years Ago
      My girlfriend screams with delight over my newest casserol made with any, off the shelf carrot cake mix with fresh diced rutabeggas and parsnips with butterscotch chips and topped with ketchup ! YUMMY you say ? just send $10,000.00 dollars for my exciting recipe!
        Mohammad
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ZOOM
        I like this with the strength of a thousand suns.
        owr1491
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ZOOM
        Great post, maybe LL will buy it. After all, fairs fair, he wants us to buy his crap.
      300
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like this guy. People buy sports cars for feel and experience. The sound of the car is a big part of the equation. What do tree huggers want...a speaker making engine sounds?? LOL!
      dc3smokejumper
      • 3 Years Ago
      I doubt there is anyone on the planet who supports electric (or whatever) powered vehicles more than me. The more of them on the roads, the more fossil fuel there'll be for me to drive my 328GTB!
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love this man.
        Andre Neves
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        *remembers that they just released a hatchback* Oh, wait...
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Electric cars can't sound like a flat plane V8 or a highly strung V12, nor produce the same sensation. Ferraris and Lamborghinis are 30% about the sound, 50% about speed, and 20% about looks and details. Electric lacks any interesting noise, may one day in the far future match the all round performance (accel, handling, weight, range, top speed...), and are much less complex and therefore less interesting. I personally dont like hybrids either, but at least 90% of the time all you feel is the V8 or V12. Maybe the real future for Ferrari is to go back to turbos, but still high revving, like the F40. Biofuels are a much better answer than just blindly ******* wall power and touting your 'zero gas zero emissions'.
      jaxn192003
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm more concerned with where are all these batteries going to go? Is our electrical grid going to be able to support the demand for all these electric cars that will be on the road soon? Wake up people... Ferrari doesn't have enough cars on the road to make a big enough issue with the environment anyway. Exotic cars...only a lucky few can afford them when they cost more than most houses...
      jaxn192003
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't see an issue here! If I saw a Ferrari passing me on the road and it was silent I would be very disappointed... might as well be a RED PRIUS...with bubbles blowing out of the half inch exhaust pipe. LOL...and put a rainbow unicorn badge on the hood. That should do it!
      glalli2
      • 3 Years Ago
      well i never thoght they would build that ugly ff
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