Ferrari News

  • Ferrari 458 Italia with HELE system in Geneva

    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. Take Ferrari, for example. 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 (HELE) technology. Already available for the Ferrari California in certain markets, HELE is designed to reduce the environmental impact of Ferrari’s cars whilst boosting their performance and driving pleasure. In the case of the 458 Italia, the...

  • Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid prototype, tested in November 2010
    California To Be Biggest U.S. Market For Plug-In Cars, Says Study

    California is already viewed as one of the most progressive states towards the adoption of mainstream electric cars. Now, a new study has confirmed what may have seemed obvious: It is likely to be the biggest market in the U.S. for a new generation of electric and plug-in hybrid cars. The study...

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama
    California, EPA, DoT Make Nice On Timing Of Higher MPG Rules

    Three government agencies agree to "coordinate" their actions and announce "a single timeframe" for proposing new rules. This signals "continued collaboration" among the trio. Yawn. But actually, this is a bigger deal than you might think. In the 10 months since President Barack Obama announced a...

  • Sign indicating public electric-vehicle charging station
    Electric Vehicle Collaborative To Help Introduce EVs in CA

    If you were to draw up a listof places least in need of encouraging towards the use of electric cars, California would probably be right up there. As well as being the home of companies such as Tesla Motors and Coda Automotive, many EV manufacturers usually pick at least one city in the State to...

  • The Canton Paper Mill, by Flickr user alex_ford
    On Heels of SF Giants Win, CA Prop 23 Notches Another Victory Over Texas

    Proposition 23 was defeated last night, putting an end to a much ballyhooed piece of cleantech-stopping legislation that was also causing some qualms in the venture capital community. The proposal would have halted California’s AB 32 law, which requires the state to roll back greenhouse...

  • 2009 Ferrari California
    Ferrari California HELE Adds Stop-Start, Gas-Saving Gizmos

    No, it's not pronounced "hell" ... 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...

  • Audi e-tron Concept

    Several automakers will be releasing an entirely new breed of super cars within the next few years.  These super cars will be unlike virtually anything else on the roads today.  What makes them so unique?  Do these vehicles sport monstrous gasoline engine and superchargers? No.  Do they have that trademark deep rumble tone to their exhaust as they head on down the road? No.  But what they do have is something unexpected in a super car.  Batteries, electric motors, and no place for gasoline. Both Audi with their upcoming e-tron and Mercedes with their SLG AMG eDrive will dare to venture...

  • 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
    Ferrari To Unveil First Hybrid at Geneva Auto Show

    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.  The company will officially show off its first hybrid product at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show in March. Ferrari and hybrid are two unlikely words to find in...

  • Ferrari F430 Bio Fuel NAIAS
    Hybrid Ferrari To Launch At LA Auto Show In December?

    It's obviously green supercar day here at GreenCarReports. No sooner had we written about Lamborghini's green vehicle plans than more info popped up on our previous story about the plans for Ferrari hybrids as well. Editor Eddie Alterman from Car and Driver writes that a concept could debut at the...

  • 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
    Anxious Lamborghini To Follow Ferrari, Launch Hybrid Supercar

    First Ferrari frightened purists everywhere with news that it's designing hybrid electric systems for future Ferraris. Now competitor and fellow supercar maker Lamborghini is joining the purity parade. Rather than the patent drawings that sparked the Ferrari kerfuffle, Lambo issued a text-heavy...

  • 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
    May's Most Popular Green Car Posts: Hybrid Ferrari Rockets To The Top

    We have a new most-popular post, our item on Ferrari's plans to launch a hybrid, as well as some old Volkswagen diesel favorites

  • 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
    Ferrari To Go Hybrid, World Trembles On Its Axis

    Ferrari is now testing prototypes of a hybrid-electric system in the fabulous 599 sports car

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