Ferrari president confirms hybrid technology for future models
Last Friday, we brought you news on Ferrari’s efforts to cut CO2 emissions. We heard that the Italian stallion is considering V6 turbos and more direct-injection models. According to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, Ferrari is now considering something no one thought they would ever consider – hybrids.
di Motezemolo said that Ferrari is looking to cut CO2 emissions of its cars by 40 percent before 2012 and that hybrid technology will be a major part of that process.
“We are currently working on the development of a Ferrari that will use alternative energy sources based on what we are doing at the moment in Formula One,” di Montezemolo told a German newspaper.
His comment is being seen as a confirmation that the Italian automaker will develop a road-going version of the Kinetic Energy Regeneration System that its F1 team will start using next season. The system stores energy during braking and then uses it to improve performance of the car while increasing fuel-economy.