Ferrari Says 'No' To Electric Cars...

Generally speaking, company bosses - and particularly bosses of car manufacturers - are as efficient at answering an awkward question without answering it as any politician. Even when caught on the hop.

Not Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, however - he's a bit more forthright than that. And good on 'im, we say.

"You will never see a Ferrari electric because I don't believe in electric cars," he told Engadget. "I don't think they represent an important step forward for pollution or CO2 or the environment."

Hybrid Ferraris, on the other hand, no doubt using the technology first showcased just before the 2010 Geneva motor show, are high on di Montezemolo's agenda: "We are working very, very hard on the hybrid Ferrari. This should be the future, and I hope in a couple of years you can see it."

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  • cheesyblob 18 Aug 2011

    Good news. I don't believe this guy doesn't believe in electric cars though... I'm pretty sure i've seen the odd few in my life.

  • k-ink 18 Aug 2011

    Damn right. All your doing with electric cars is moving the problem - into disposable nasty batteries. About time other companies grew a pair and acted accordingly.

  • thinfourth2 18 Aug 2011

    Well it would feck up the image of Ferrari so i can't blame them


    Too late

  • Dr_Gonzo 18 Aug 2011

    He's right; electric cars will never be a truly viable option. Hybrids will be a useful stop-gap until a genuine, viable replacement for petrol/diesel comes along - hydrogen perhaps.

  • soad 18 Aug 2011

    No electric Fezza? I'm happy pleased with that smile

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