March towards EVs unstoppable with Ferrari’s commitment to electric
Famed supercar manufacturer Ferrari has joined the ranks of the world’s carmakers pivoting towards electric with confirmation at the weekend it would produce its first electric vehicle by 2025. If ever the world needed affirmation that travel was going electric, Ferrari – with a pedigree in producing some of the most acclaimed petrol supercars on the planet – signalling its transition to electric proves the march towards EVs is unstoppable.
“Six months ago, no one would have expected such a massive spike in carmakers committing to withdrawing from petrol and diesel vehicle production,” said Srecko Lorbek, Founder and Executive Chairman of leading electric vehicle charging provider Global Electric Transport (GET).
“A combination of events including the UK Government banning petrol vehicle sales from 2030, the election of Joe Biden, and governments worldwide shifting policy to expedite the phasing out of fossil-fuel powered vehicles, have forced the hands of vehicle manufacturers such that Ford, General Motors, Volvo, Volkswagen, Aston Martin, McLaren, Maserati, Bentley and now Ferrari have committed to producing EVs sooner than expected.
“At GET we are car and motoring enthusiasts first, which was what motivated us to produce an EV charging solution that would make it easier for everyone to own – and charge – an electric vehicle, so to see a marque like Ferrari bring out an EV is truly exciting.”
Ferrari is one of the most recognised and revered car brands in the world and its commitment to releasing an EV continues a tradition of leadership in automotive manufacturing, research and development. Among Ferrari’s notable firsts are:
- First to adapt ABS braking into their road cars in 1988.
- First to implement F1 technology into their road cars in 1995 with the F1 paddle shift gearbox.
- First manufacturer to implement carbon fibre in roads cars starting off with the Ferrari F40.
- First manufacturer to adapt multi clutch multi gears in 2008 Ferrari California.
- First super hyper car to adapt hybrid technology with La Ferrari in 2013.
Much of the technology Ferrari has introduced across its range is common-place among high- medium- and low-end vehicles produced by other manufacturers, demonstrating its influence in bringing new technology to the mass market.
“Car parks, commercial and residential buildings, shopping centres, local government buildings and of course houses and apartments will need a simple and reliable EV charging solution that doesn’t overwhelm the power grid and we are going to need it a lot sooner than first expected,” Lorbek said.
“We look forward to working with all levels of government to ensure our communities aren’t left behind when it comes to EV charging infrastructure.”