Ferrari and Enel X have announced a partnership for a unique off-grid energy production system, built specifically to charge Ferrari hybrid and fully electric models with solar energy.
Luxury auto manufacturer Ferrari is collaborating with Italian energy company Enel X to install a specially-designed, fully off-grid carport that allows energy production through a 5.5kWp photovoltaic system with double-sided panels and a 20kWh battery storage system.
The system, which will be constructed at the historic Prancing Horse headquarters in Maranello, Italy, will allow the company’s hybrid cars and future Ferrari full-electrics to be charged with solar energy.
The performance will be monitored by Enel X’s Energy Management System, which will display real-time data on an LCD screen integrated into the infrastructure.
Francesco Venturini, head of Enel X, said in a statement: “We will deliver Ferrari a tailor-made system for the self-production of energy that will make a decisive contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions, reducing the company’s energy expenditure.”
The system will deliver 1,535kWp, will save 8,500 tonnes of CO2e over 25 years, and will allow Ferrari to produce 1,626,802kWh per year annually.
“Together with Enel X and our other partners, we are developing new solutions that will contribute significantly to reducing CO2e emissions,” said Ferrari chief executive Benedetto Vigna.
“The challenge of becoming a carbon-neutral company by 2030 is a further stimulus for Ferrari to innovate in every area, taking a scientific, holistic approach to the sources of emissions: from the cars in use, to our supply chain, and our production activities.”