All Ferraris will be hybrid by 2019
Ferrari’s CEO Sergio Marchionne told Reuters on Monday that, by 2019, all Ferrari will include some kind of hybrid element.
Ferrari currently produces around 8,000 units per year. That number is expected to increase to over 9,000 in 2019 and then, as Marchionne explains, “although I neither commit to this nor do I give any sort of certification of it being our objective, it is possible that the [sales] number could be well in excess of 10,000 cars in 2025.”
The problem for Ferrari is that once a brand begins producing over 10,000 units a year, they are required to meet more emission and fuel economy requirements.
Ferrari expects to meet these requirements by implementing hybrid technology on all of its machines.
Ferrari has proven in the past that it can implement this technology while still boasting its impressive performance numbers. Take the LaFerrari, for example, which currently receives an additional performance boost thanks to a 161-horsepower electric motor.