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Ferrari president Luca di Montezemelo doesn't believe in electric cars, Santa Claus (video)

Tim Stevens
August 12, 2011
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As saucy as some of them may be, today's electric car is definitely a novelty. Still, it's not too hard to imagine a future where the majority of autos run on electrons -- whether they're pushed from batteries or hydrogen fuel cells. Not everybody's down with that idea, and one of those EV detractors is the incredibly suave Ferrari president Luca di Montezemelo. We recently had a chance to chat briefly with the man who said -- in no unequivocal terms -- that there is no electric Ferrari coming:

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

So what's next for the brand of the prancing horse? A hybrid, of course, which we're guessing will be more Porsche 918 than Toyota Prius. Still, ruling out EVs in the future seems perhaps a bit... restricting, but keep in mind Luca did say this was only his policy.






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