Ferrari’s Powertrain Director, Vittorio Dini has said that in an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent by 2021 while also improving performance of its supercars, Ferrari will use turbochargers on V-8 engines and hybrid systems on V-12s.
“Our average CO2 emissions are currently about 270 grams of CO2 per kilometer. We want to use all the available technologies to reduce emissions by 3 percent each year, which means approximately a 20 percent decrease by 2021,” Dini told Automotive News Europe.
Ferrari’s average CO2 emissions have fallen by almost 40 percent since 2007, at which time they were 435g/km, Dini said.
Although it is part of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ferrari is treated as a stand-alone company when it comes to meeting tougher global CO2 emissions targets. This is because of Ferrari’s small size and the fact that the Italian brand has a different headquarters than parent Fiat and has its own technical centers.
One benefit of its low-volume production — roughly 7,000 units a year — is that Dini said Ferrari has been able to negotiate its own targets with both European Union regulators and officials at the U.S. Environment Protection Agency. “What is important is that Ferrari achieves the same percentage reduction trend as volume automakers,” Dini said.