Ferrari could disrupt electric cars with this surprising patent

In a world where technological innovation is the key to dominance in the automotive sector, Ferrari once again stands out from the crowd. After the successful launch of its PHEV models, which are selling extremely well, the Prancing Horse brand could surprise with its 100 % electric technology.


Indeed, according to a revelation by CarBuzz, Ferrari has filed a patent in the USA that could revolutionize electric supercars. The patent describes the use of electric motors integrated into wheel hubsa radically different approach to what we know today.


Motors in the wheel hubs seem to be the best way to accommodate both drive units and battery packs, while retaining the feel of a mid-engined car, a feature promised by Ferrari for its future electric vehicles.


At a time when many fear the end of combustion-powered supercars, Ferrari wants to demonstrate that electric supercars open up a world of new possibilities. And innovation isn't limited to engine layout. About a year ago, Ferrari also filed a patent for an innovative, sensor-rich feedback system for electric vehicles. It is designed to help drivers get better feedback from the car during sporty driving.


Like Porsche, Lamborghini and Maserati, Ferrari could have presented an electric vehicle by now, but it's clear that this is not the case. Maranello wants to ensure that its technology delivers the same sensations as combustion-powered models.. It'll be a few more years before we see an all-electric Ferrari, but when it does arrive, it will be surprising.


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  1. I hope it's not the batteries 🪫 you see at the front, because it would be more like a front center position (engine positioned between the front axle and the dashboard) but more like a simple sedan. It's not the best driving experience.

  2. The last photo clearly has nothing to do with an electric car, it's a transaxle!
    Engine in 4, gearbox/transaxle 7 and 9, both exhausts along with mufflers and rear wheel drive

    On the other hand, the engine/wheel illustrations are interesting, even if they considerably increase the suspended masses...

    • The transaxle position is great, but the engine should be positioned centrally in front, as has been the case with all Ferraris for ages, because if the batteries are positioned too far forward, as shown in the drawing, the vehicle's manoeuvrability is dulled. It's true that putting the motors in the wheels seriously detracts from the suspended masses. Still, I find the motor odd, given that it's electric but with 2 tailpipes. It looks more like a hybrid than an electric car.

  3. Maybe sensations, but a Ferrari without engine noise is a bit hard to imagine.
    Electricity already seems almost obsolete, while alternative solutions exist, such as synthetic fuels and hydrogen engines.
    Not to mention the PHEVs, which are already in Ferraris.

    • If it's electric, what's the exhaust system for? Because I don't see them adding weight to make Ferrari look good. Something's not right here. Ferrari's PHEV system is more about performance than anything else.

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