Ferrari aims to cut average fleet CO2 emissions by 20% by 2021

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 25, 2014

Ferrari is targeting to reduce the average carbon dioxide emissions of its fleet by 20 percent by 2021 while boosting performance of its vehicles. The carmaker plans to achieve this by employing turbochargers on V-8 engines and hybrid systems on V-12s, Ferrari Powertrain Director Vittorio Dini told AutoWeek.

He pegged Ferrari’s current average CO2 emissions at around 270 g/km. He said that the super carmaker will employ available technologies to cut the figure emissions by 3 percent each year, resulting to a 20-percent drop by 2021.

Dini noted that Ferrari’s average CO2 emissions were 435g/km in 2007. While Ferrari is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the super carmaker is considered as a stand-alone company in terms of meeting stiff global CO2 emissions targets, mainly because of its small size, separate headquarters and separate technical centers.

Dini remarked that one of the advantages of low-volume production, pegged at around 7,000 units annually, is that the carmaker has been able to negotiate its own targets with both regulators in the European Union and officials at the US Environment Protection Agency.

Dini quipped that the important thing is that Ferrari achieves the same percentage reduction trend as mass-market carmakers. Turbocharging has allowed Ferrari to reduce CO2 emissions while improving performance in its newly launched California T coupe-convertible, which turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 gasoline engine provides 552 hp while emitting just 250g/km of CO2.

The engine that powers its predecessor – a 4.3-liter naturally aspired V-8 – provided 483 hp and emitted 299g/km of CO2. Dini remarked that all of Ferarri’s V-8s will use turbos in the future. He also remarked that the super carmaker’s next goal would be to cut the displacement of its V-8s while bring out more power.

He said that the Italian carmaker would bank on hybrid solutions to reduce fuel use and emissions on V-12 engines, which powers its F12 Berlinetta and FF models. Ferrari unveiled the limited-edition LaFerrari hybrid that is powered by an 800-hp normally aspirated 6.3-liter V-12 and a 120-kW electric motor.

The hybrid boasts of a combined 963 hp of output and 330g/km of CO2 emission – much better that its predecessor, the Enzo, which stats stood at 660hp and 545g/km of CO2. Dini, however, said that turbos don’t offer a good solution for the V-12s it take up too much space and create too much heat in the compartment. [source: AutoWeek]

Topics: ferrari

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Volkswagen Group’s dieselgate saga continues, but it appears the German company would be able to get out of trouble, but it would not be unscathed. This development comes as Volkswagen...
by - January 22, 2017
When a car has been in the market for nearly six years, it loses some of its luster and its customers tend to go for the all-new model with a...
by - January 22, 2017
Remember Zenos Cars, a British carmaker that specializes in designing and building lightweight and high-performance sports cars? If you are wondering how the company is faring with their E10 lightweight...
by - January 21, 2017
Mercedes-Benz has revealed that in 2017, its series 124 coupé will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. While this itself is a significant event, it will also mean that this model...
by - January 21, 2017
BMW’s 550i xDrive has long been considered as one of the most successful business sedans in the world. For the brand, this may not be enough as it has officially...
by - January 20, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries