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Ferrari builds new factory just for electric cars

  • Ferrari is preparing its first electric car
  • The new electric vehicle will be produced at the newly built factory in Maranello
  • Ferrari plans to source most of the factory’s energy from sustainable sources

Ferrari recently revealed the expansion of its factory to accommodate the production of its first electric car.

The reconfigured “electronics building” factory will produce internal combustion engines, electric motors, battery packs and hybrid powertrain components, allowing Ferrari to tailor the mix of gasoline, hybrid and traditional electric vehicles depending on demand, the automaker said in a report. Press Release.

Ferrari Electronics Building

Ferrari Electronics Building

The goal is for the building to become powered entirely by renewable energy from both external and internal sources, the latter including more than 3,000 solar panels on the roof generating a total capacity of 1.3 megawatts, according to Ferrari. More than 60% of the energy used in battery and engine testing can also be recovered for other uses, the automaker claims.

The facility also incorporates rainwater harvesting hardware to cut down on freshwater use and have minimal impact on the surrounding area, Ferrari claims. It is located just north of the current area Ferrari campus in Maranello, Italyon land for redevelopment, replacing old industrial works.

Ferrari Electronics Building

Ferrari Electronics Building

Just a decade ago Ferrari objected vehemently launched an electric vehicle, but it’s now expected to do exactly that by 2025. A recent report put the price at 500,000 USD or more. That would put Ferrari’s first electric car at the higher end of the automaker’s price list, above both the SF90 Stradale plug-in hybrid and the current Purosangue SUV.

Similar to its approach with gasoline engines, Ferrari plans to develop its own electric motors, inverters and batteries. However, in the latter area, Ferrari is also collaborating battery supplier SK On. The two already have an agreement to supply batteries for Ferrari’s existing plug-in hybrid models and in March announced a partnership to develop advanced batteries.


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