Electric Ferrari, Magnum, P.I. style

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What do you do with a toasted Ferrari? This 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS looks like it drove straight out of an episode of Magnum, P.I., but underneath it's very different from that television star. That's thanks, ironically, to the 308's apparent propensity to catch fire. DON'T MISS: All-electric Corvette sets EV top speed record (video) This particular. Vintage plug-in cars

Ferrari, Infiniti: Even laggards, skeptics come round to electric cars

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Back in 2013, Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo proclaimed, "I don’t believe in the electric cars"—all but solidifying the automaker's position for the future. Even as recently as 2016, current Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne called the possibility of an electric Ferrari "an obscene concept."


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Ferrari Electric Car Conversion

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What's the best electric motor I can use to get the same acceleration out of my Ferrari when I convert it to electric? And which batteries? Sigh, Madi

Ferrari debuts experimental hybrid car

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Ferrari isn’t a name we feature too often here at TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news 2010 Geneva Motor Show Ferrari Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Ferrari California Ferrari HY-KERS Ferrari hybrid car Ferrari hybrid vehicle geneva motor show but even the esteemed motor racing giant can’t resist getting in on the green act.

Tesla Model S P85D Obliterates Ferrari In Drag Race (Video)

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Sure enough, video of a P85D drag racing a Ferrari has already appeared on the clearinghouse for questionable stunts The Tesla Model S P85D has only been on sale for a few weeks. But given its specifications it was only a matter of time before the dual-motor all-wheel drive electric car bloodied the nose of a more traditional performance vehicle.

The Ferrari LaFerrari Hybrid Can Run Only On Electricity: Video Proves It

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The Ferrari LaFerrari supercar may be a hybrid, but Ferrari claims it isn''t meant to be particularly green. RELATED: Even Ferrari To Cut Carbon Emissions, With Hybrid V-12 The hybrid powertain was primarily designed to improve performance, which is why the Italian carmaker has been adamant that the LaFerrari doesn''t have an all-electric mode.

Ferrari Developing V12 Hybrid, Downsized V6s Possible

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Modern Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches have to meet the same regulations as regular passenger cars, even if ultimately they still use more gasoline and pump out more emissions. Ferrari is hoping to cut its gas guzzling ways further by developing a hybrid Even supercar makers take the environment into account when designing a car these days.

La Ferrari: New Hybrid Hypercar Finally Revealed At Geneva

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After months of speculation, the latest Ferrari hypercar is finally here. You may wonder why we'd announce such a thing on Green Car Reports--after all, the Enzo, F50, F50 and 288 GTO hypercars were never that green. Usually very, very red, in fact. But as with many other current top-end supercars with unbelievable performance, technology is

Even Ferrari To Cut Carbon Emissions, With Hybrid V-12 & Turbo V-8 Engines

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Ferrari, possibly the best-known among sought-after supercar brands, plans to cut average carbon emissions across its fleet by 20 percent over the next seven years The fastest, most expensive sports cars and supercars must constantly boost performance to stay competitive--and now they''re also having to cut their carbon emissions at the same time.

Ferrari's Enzo Supercar Successor Goes Down Hybrid Route

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It now looks almost certain that Ferrari will use hybrid technology for the next iteration of its range-topping supercar line, according to reports. Following the iconic 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo hypercars, the next model--dubbed by some as F70--looks set to use Ferrari's HY-KERS hybrid system, which pairs two electric motors with a 12-cylinder

Rimac Concept_One Electric Supercar Vs Ferrari 458: Guess Who Wins?

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The Ferrari 458 Spider is not a slow car. The 4.5-liter, V-8-engined Ferrari has no answer for the Concept_One, the thousand-plus horsepower supercar from Croatian builder Rimac. That sounds like a statement of the obvious, but when you see it left for dust by another vehicle, as in the video above, you might have wondered. Currently on a tour of

Flex-Fuel Ferrari? So What? Makes No Difference At All

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Ferraris aren't typically known for their green credentials. Most methods of extracting greater power from the 2012 Ferrari FF's 6.3-liter, 650-horsepower V-12 In fact, they tend to be known for everything but green credentials: High performance, for example. High-revving V-8 and V-12 engines. Being painted very, very red. Not being painted green.

Ferrari Boss: No Electric Prancing Horses, But Hybrids Are OK

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Ferrari has been making super-fast, super-sexy sports cars for over 80 years. In fact, talking to engadget on Friday, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemelo firmly asserted But just as it won’t ever be making a four-door coupe, the firm won’t be switching roaring gasoline engines for the quiet hum of an electric motor any time soon.

No Electric Cars In Ferrari's Future.But Hybrids? Certainly

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The hybrid badge has been applied to plenty of cars over the years, but few are more dramatic than the Ferrari LaFerrari--the firm''s next hypercar. The $1.34 million sold-out supercar hasn''t even hit the streets yet, but as a statement of intent for hybrid technology it already speaks volumes--and the Italian marque has confirmed that more hybrid

NHTSA fines Ferrari $3.5M for failing to submit early warning reports, three fatal accidents

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The US Department of Transportation''s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that Ferrari will pay a $3.5-million civil penalty and has been ordered to comply with NHTSA oversight requirements as set forth in a Consent Order for failing to submit early warning reports (EWR reports) identifying potential or actual safety issues. However, while Ferrari was not required to file quarterly reports, it must report fatal incidents nonetheless.

Ferrari Reveals Latest HY-KERS V-12 Hybrid Drivetrain

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In recent years however, even automakers like Ferrari have embraced the concept of hybrid drivetrains in an attempt to build cars that satisfy ever-tougher emissions and gas-mileage regulations without sacrificing performance. There was a time when hybrid drivetrains were only used in ultra-green cars like the venerable Toyota Prius.

2014 BMW i3 Likes & Dislikes, Elon Musk In Buffalo, Ferrari Cuts Emissions: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: An early 2014 BMW i3 electric-car owner on his likes and dislikes, Elon Musk takes Solar City to an unlikely place, and Ferrari plans to continue cutting its cars'' emissions. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Find out what an early owner thinks of the 2014 BMW i3 electric car, both his likes and his dislikes.

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McLaren v Ferrari: There’s only one winner. The Green Piece

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It was the battle of McLaren v Ferrari at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, and what fascinating viewing it made. The Green Piece Ferrari McLaren supercarsMcLaren called the shots first, by teasing the P1 prior to revealing it fully during the build up to the show. I spoke to the project director, Paul MacKenzie, on the eve of the show, [.].

Reports: Ferrari working on a hybrid car

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Let’s be honest, when you picture a green car it’s unlikely to be a Ferrari. With Ferrari’s system, the equation is reversed with a traditional set-up of front or mid-engine and rear-wheel drive, but with an electric motor to power the front wheels. The system is meant to heighten performance by improving traction and, according to the patent filings, it appears Ferrari’s system will allow for electric-only propulsion at slow speeds.

Ferrari Confirms Upcoming Hybrid Version Of 599 Coupe

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During this week’s 2010 Ferrari Formula One presentation, Ferrari CEO Luca di Montezelmo announced that a prototype road-going hybrid Ferrari 599 will be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and that a hybrid iteration of the 599 coupe is scheduled for production. Ferrari also holds several patents on all-wheel drive hybrid powertrains. Motor Authority.

Is A Ferrari California Hybrid Model In The Works?

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When you think of automakers building or researching hybrid vehicles, Ferrari probably isn’t the first manufacturer to come to mind. Many people don’t even realize that the automaker has previously shown a hybrid model, the Ferrari 599-based HY-KERS Concept, at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Showing a concept and putting hybrid vehicles

Ferrari Shares Chassis Secrets Of New Hybrid Supercar

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Which is why one exhibit on the Ferrari stand at the 2012 Paris Auto Show--the carbon fibre tub which will form the basis for an as-yet unnamed hybrid electric supercar In the world of high gas prices and tough gas mileage standards, even exotic supercar manufacturers are having to think about ways to make their cars leaner, meaner, and greener.

Ferrari unveils HY-KERS hybrid system in the limited series 950 hp LaFerrari

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Ferrari’s limited-series special hybrid (499 units) unveiled at the Geneva Motor SHow, the LaFerrari, introduces a hybrid system exploiting the experience of the Scuderia Ferrari’s F1 KERS. Although aimed at collectors, said Luca di Montezemolo, Ferrari President, the technology will “ find [its] way into the rest of the range. ”. The LaFerrari is the first Ferrari to be powered by the HY-KERS system.

No electric cars from Ferrari says firm’s boss

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‘You will never see an electric Ferrari’-so says Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemelo in an interview with US website engadget.com. Electric cars car development electric Ferrari future hybridWhile the prancing horse brand is known to be working on a hybrid model, the outspoken boss of the Italian car maker well and truly puts the boot in the idea of going fully electric, [.].

Why is Ferrari taking the hybrid route?

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Ever since Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa hinted strongly that a hybrid concept is in the works, debates have raged as to whether the supercar manufacturer needs to produce a comparatively environmentally friendly vehicle at all. Certainly, Ferrari buyers are rarely interested in miles per gallon as they are usually in an income bracket that makes the pennies it takes to fill a tank irrelevant. So it seems that Ferrari’s move is both calculated and environmentally responsive.

Energica Ego Electric Superbike Beats 2 Teslas, Ferrari In 1/4-Mile (Video)

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Energica recently released a video that puts its Energica Ego electric superbike in direct competition with a variety of well known high-powered cars and motorcycles. The quarter-mile races highlight the 3-second 0-to-60-mph acceleration of the Energica Ego against some solid competition DON''T MISS: Energica Ego: Test Ride Of New Electric. plug-in cars electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Energica Ego P85D

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Ferrari California HELE Adds Stop-Start, Gas-Saving Gizmos

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although that word was heard from many Modena fans when news first broke that Ferrari was planning a hybrid-electric drivetrain in some models. The first fruits of Ferrari's wide-ranging quest to improve the fuel efficiency of its models was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show last week: It's the Ferrari California No, it's not pronounced "hell".

When a Tesla Model S and Ferrari drag-race an electric van.what happens?

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It's become apparent fairly recently that electric cars are particularly well suited to drag racing. Their instant torque gets the cars off the line very quickly, and electric motors are capable of power outputs rivaling those of many of the most muscular internal-combustion engines. The Internet is chock full of videos showing Tesla electric cars. Videos drag racing plug-in cars

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Ferrari To Unveil First Hybrid at Geneva Auto Show

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It's highly unlikely that anyone could have ever guessed that Ferrari would launch a hybrid product, but believe it or not the time is coming. Ferrari and hybrid are two unlikely words to find in the same sentence, but the company's decision to go The company will officially show off its first hybrid product at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show in March.

Scuderia Ferrari F1 Team to Use Blend Containing Virents Biogasoline in Races

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F1 team Scuderia Ferrari will use a fuel containing Virent’s biogasoline, a renewable hydrocarbon fuel produced directly from plant sugars, for the. Virent’s technology partner Shell has been working closely together with Scuderia Ferrari all season to develop the fuel supplied, by leveraging the current FIA regulations and. March, the fuel Shell supplied to Scuderia Ferrari has contained a biofuel component made.

Forget Red Ferraris; It's Green Cars Men Should Drive To Attract Women

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Apparently, women like miles per gallon more than horsepower. A British survey finds that women are more attracted to men with green cars, Mother Nature Network reports. A total of 2,000 adults from the United Kingdom were surveyed. Of that number, the majority of women viewed Toyota Prius hybrid and Nissan Leaf electric car owners as

Ferrari, Infiniti embrace EVs; Mazda takes the top EPA slot; Ford has more EVs to come: Today's Car News

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Today, we look at details about Fisker, learn more about luxury brands coming around to electrification, and Mazda takes home another win from the EPA's calculators. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Automotive designer Henrik Fisker is back with a new car company bearing his name but just like the last time around, we have our reservations. Today in Car News

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Ferrari 458 Italia Offers Best-In-Class Emissions With HELE System

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Take Ferrari, for example. Believe it or not but even a manufacturer of high-performance supercars endowed with V-8 and V-12 engines can be conscious about the environment. The Italian marque has used this week’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show to present a new version of its stunning 458 Italia supercar equipped with its High Emotion Low Emissions

Ferrari Shows HY-KERS Hybrid Concept at Geneva; StopStart for the Production California

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Ferrari presented a hybrid experimental vehicle, the HY-KERS, based on the 599 GTB Fiorano at the Geneva Motor Show. This experimental vehicle maintains the high-performance characteristics typical of Ferraris while also reducing CO 2 emissions on the ECE + EUDC combined cycle by 35%. kW); Ferrari’s goal was to offset every kilogram increase in weight by a gain of at least one hp. The castings of the motor are made in the Ferrari foundry, complete with Prancing Horse motif.

MAHLE Jet Ignition for Ferrari F1 as well as sub-200 g/kWh BSFC in light-duty engine; on-road and stationary applications

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As part of a long-term technical partnership with Scuderia Ferrari, MAHLE is providing Ferrari’s Formula 1 division with Jet Ignition and the lean burn combustion process. MAHLE Powertrain has been developing Jet Ignition—a high-energy distributed ignition technology that enables homogeneous ultra-lean (λ > ∼1.6) combustion, with its attendant benefits of reduced fuel consumption and emissions—for a number of years. Earlier post , ( Earlier post.).

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Ferrari To Offer Hybrid Versions Of Every Model Within Four Years, Maserati To Follow?

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According to AutoSpies, During the presentation of Ferrari's new 599 GTB Hybrid Sportscar at the Geneva autoshow, Chairman Luca di Montezemolo (who is also chairman of Fiat Motors, majority owner of Ferrari) told the assembled reporters "This is a first step of a long project and we want within three years, maximum four, to have a hybrid

Tesla's Wrist Slapped, Frugal SUVs & Hybrid Ferraris: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Tesla gets told off over its safety scores, green SUVs are the new black, and we ponder Toyota''s disinterest in pure electric vehicles. All this and more in today''s car news, right here on Green Car Reports. Tesla Motors isn''t the messiah, it''s a very naughty boy--that''s according to the NHTSA, who didn''t like its "5.4.

Why the LaFerrari points to a greener future

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Is isn’t often that a hyper sportscar which emits 330g/km of CO2 and has a rumoured top speed of around 220mph is featured on this website, however we are making an exception for Ferrari’s new model. Hybrid cars Latest news Ferrari HY-KERS hybridWhen the wraps finally came off the €1million LaFerrari yesterday at the Geneva Motor Show one of the biggest [.].

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What Does A 1088-HP Rimac Electric Supercar Sound Like At Speed? (Video)

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While it doesn''t exactly assault the ears like a shrieking Ferrari V-12, the Rimac Concept One electric supercar from Croatia certainly makes its presence known. DON''T MISS: Rimac Concept_One Electric Supercar Vs Ferrari 458: Guess Who Wins? Electric cars are known for their silent powertrains, but there''s an exception to every rule.

Maserati joins ranks of EV holdouts among exotic automakers

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Although it announced the end of using Ferrari engines in its cars last week, Italian luxury-carmaker Maserati won't be going all-electric any time soon. This is a brand that needs combustion engines,” Maserati's North American chief, Al Gardner, told Motor Trend in an interview earlier this month. “It needs that raw emotion," he

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The latest green sports cars. The Green Piece

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Porsche The Green Piece electric car Ferrari green hybrid Jaguar Lamborghini sports carTuesday May 9, 2011. The Green Piece. Last week, luxury car maker Jaguar announced that it would be making one of its newest models a hybrid after confirming that its C-X75 hybrid model would be going into production (see article). Of course Jaguar is not a name that most motoring enthusiasts would traditionally associate with [.].

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The Era of the green super car. The Green Piece.

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Ferrari, Lotus or Porsche: close your eyes and picture a vehicle from any of those world-famous manufacturers and you’re likely to envision a dream car with sleek lines, an eye-catching body and incredible power. Tags: Honda Lotus Engineering Porsche Tesla Motors The Green Piece Vauxhall Ferrari geneva motor show

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So Cal Edison receives eCascadia electric Class 8 truck; first utility in the US

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Photo credit: Elisa Ferrari. Southern California Edison (SCE) is the US’ first utility to receive and to test the eCascadia, the Freightliner Class 8 electric truck ( earlier post ).

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