Ferrari could release a hybrid on the market by 2015, but the automaker is not happy about it. Find out why inside.
Ferrari could put a hybrid car on the market by 2015, according to the automaker's CEO and GM Amedeo Felisa. In an interview with Autocar, Felisa says that either European Union or Italian environmental regulations could force the company to put a hybrid up for sale.
However, Felisa comes off as defensive in the interview, saying he does not see the point in Ferrari being forced to comply with lowered emissions rules. "The issue of emissions for Ferrari is more a political one than real one," Felisa said.
"Lowering emissions of every Ferrari will not save the planet, but it will cost us a lot of money."
Currently, Ferrari is only exploring hybrid powertrains to reduce emissions within the next ten years. The company has not ruled out the eventual use of hydrogen.