Porsche CEO Oliver Bloom, who has big plans to electrify the company, has said that Ferrari and Lamborghini should not be exempt from the new law banning the production of internal combustion vehicles.
Last week, the Italian Minister of the Interior was looking for a lobby for two famous Italian supercars, Ferrari and Lamborghini, in the European Union. According to the new EU law that does not supply products equipped with internal combustion engines after 2035, supercars will be in a very difficult situation and will damage their business.
Now, this has provoked a reaction from the CEO of Porsche, who does not consider such an exemption reasonable for the two Italian supercars. Oliver Bloom believes that electric cars not only have a higher level of performance than combustion cars, but are also better for the environment, and this should include Ferrari and Lamborghini.
Porsche currently markets the Taikan as an all-electric product and also produces many hybrid models.
In contrast, Lamborghini and Ferrari have been producing hybrid products for some time and have announced that they intend to invest heavily in the production and supply of electric products.
Bloom believes that the failure of electric vehicles in the next decade will not be possible due to the advances made, and in every respect they have a significant advantage over mechanical internal combustion engines.
It is noteworthy that Porsche and Lamborghini are both subdivisions of the large Volkswagen Group, and there are many technical and engineering commonalities between Porsche and Lamborghini, especially Audi.
Lamborghini plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50%, but that does not mean stopping production of V12-powered models. Lamborghini believes that the company’s identity is tied to V12 engines.
Ferrari also plans to launch its first all-electric product by 2025. Ferrari has no problem with the new law and has announced that it will launch a variety of electrical products.
In the end, it remains to be seen whether the force of Italian lobbyists will reach the EU. If the two companies are exempted, it is expected that other supercars, including Porsche and Audi, will follow suit.
However, the difference between the two Italian supercars and Porsche and Audi is in the amount of their production and products. Ferrari and Lamborghini currently produce less than 10,000 units a year, but Porsche and Audi are mass-producing their products.
However, some time ago Audi officially announced that 2033 will be the last year of production of internal combustion products.