Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna has announced that the combustion Ferrari could continue to be produced beyond 2035 thanks to the use of synthetic oilalso known as e-oil. Vigna, at the Financial Times Future of the Car Summit event, also confirmed that e-fuel can be unlocked new opportunities to the car manufacturer.
This news comes at a time when Ferrari is working to be zero carbon by 2030 and is preparing to launch its first electric car by 2025. Ferrari is not new to the electric concept, however, as it has several. electrical models such as the SF90 Stradale and the 296 GTB.
Although some passenger car brands are exempt from the EU ban due to a minimum production rate of less than 1,000 units per year, Ferrari and Lamborghini are covered by this regulation by far exceeding the volume. Despite this, an agreement in EU law states that internal combustion vehicles can continue to be sold and produced, as long as they use non-emission fuels (such as e-fuels).
In other words, the Maranello’s beefy V12 may live on and being, possibly, the only mass-produced engine with no hybrid component. A necessary explanation considering that Lamborghini has kept its V12, however, combining it with a high-performance hybrid unit. So Ferrari will have to change the range of existing engines if it uses electronic fuel, but for now Vigna has not shared details on the matter.