Ferrari’s First EV is in the works and was confirmed after a series of patent leaks online. It appears to be a low-riding GT and will be a rival to Tesla Roadster and Porsche Taycan.
The patent shows a two-seat layout although it will most probably have a 2+2 layout too. It also shows a long bonnet and short overhangs similar to Ferrari’s flagship 812 Superfast.
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Patents show the use of Hub motors which involve having 4 motors, one on each wheel. The advantage of using this setup is that it has less power loss as there is no need for a drivetrain to carry powers to wheels. The power of these motors or the Ferrari EV overall is unknown at this point.
Michael Leiters in a talk with a leading publisher stated that low weight and high top speed will be a priority for any and all Ferrari EV. He also said that “Right now, the technology is not mature enough. Look at customer requirements: the most important thing is sound. Today, there is also a problem on range; which, for a sportscar, really is a problem – the range of an electric car is especially so if you accelerate or go with high speed.”
Ferrari is most likely to use its technology from SF90 which uses a 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 with three electric motors providing an output of 1000Hp
At the SF90’s launch Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri called it “the first step in a direction that Ferrari will enter in unwavering focus and confidence.”