The brand also firmly believes that electronic fuel will save its popular gasoline engines

The brand also firmly believes that electronic fuel will save its popular gasoline engines

Ferrari is a big supporter of e-fuels. According to the Italians, e-fuel ensures that there is a future for combustion engines again. And they are very happy about that in Maranello.

That’s what Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna said out loud car assembly in London. Several keynote speakers have been invited to talk about the future of driving. In addition to Vigna, the CEOs of Polestar, Peugeot, Renault, Geely, Nissan, Bentley and McLaren are also in the program.

Earlier than expected

Vigna says Ferrari is on track to reach its carbon neutrality goal by 2030. This is due to Ferrari’s first EV, which will be launched in 2025. However, Vigna sees a lot of opportunity within that prospect for Ferrari’s combustion engines due to discrimination which e-fuels has received from the European Union.

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Very positive

Discussions about e-fuels heated up earlier than Ferrari expected. Vigna emphasizes that this is very positive for Ferrari and offers additional opportunities for the famous sports car brand: “I was only expecting a discussion about e-fuels around 2025 or 2026. That it has already happened is very good for us, because e-fuels keep the engine of active internal combustion. As a company, we stick to our strategy: we invest in combustion engines, in hybrid technology and in electric vehicles.”

Vigna did not say whether this also means that Ferrari will develop new combustion engines. Ferrari currently has a 3.0 liter V6, a 3.9 liter V8 and a 6.5 liter V12 in its portfolio. The first two are also used by Ferrari in their hybrid cars such as the Ferrari 296 GTB and the Ferrari SF90 Stradale.

Still a long way to go

What is certain is that the current combustion engines must be replaced. A method must be developed for combustion engines so that they can run only on electronic fuel and not on regular gasoline.

In addition to this technology, today’s combustion engines still have significant progress to make, according to the CEO of Ferrari: “Many things are still possible to improve the efficiency and therefore the production of combustion engines.”