"While the Italian carmaker equips some cars with hybrid technology, Marchionne once called the idea of a completely electric Ferrari ". However it seems that Ferrari has recently confirmed that they will be building an electric supercar that could potentially cater to those who want a fast and eco-friendly vehicle. 'People are amazed at what Tesla did with a supercar - I'm not trying to minimise what Elon did but I think it's doable by all of us'.
Of course, it's hard not to notice that Marchionne's words here sound vague as possible.
Reports suggest the all-electric supercar will be quicker than the insane new Tesla Roadster 2.0, which is claimed to achieve 0-100km/h just 2.1 seconds and the quarter mile in 8.8 seconds.
Ferrari chief Sergio Marchionne has been a bit on-off about the possibility of such a blasphemous vehicle in the past, so don't be surprised if he's just sounding out reaction and we end up reporting about there being no such auto soon. However, in most of the auto shows the proclamation of electric vehicle manufacturing is greater than the actual work done in this regard.
Ferrari is aiming at selling more than 10,000 cars per year, which means it needs to meet more stringent fuel standards. A lot of them have been in low volumes, but that would also be the case for a Ferrari. And although that future won't happen overnight, we can already take a glimpse of the luxurious all-electric vehicle market.More news: Tillerson signals deeper United States military commitment in Syria
That said, the writing is on the wall for traditional gasoline-powered automobiles.
Anyway, it's nice to see Marchionne finally feeling some pressure to make electric cars.
It's not too surprising that an established brand like Ferrari wants to dig in their heels and embrace change as slowly as possible, but it's only a matter of time before all modern auto manufacturers will have to face the music and start changing their practices.
When it comes to supercars, the vast majority of them still run on gas.