Ferrari SF90 Stradale Plug-In Hybrid Coupe: The Complete Guide For Ireland

Ferrari electric car
Price: From €430,000
Type of electric vehicle: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Body type: Coupe
Battery size: 7.9 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 25 km
Tailpipe emissions: 154 - 160g (CO2/km)

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The Ferrari SF90 Stradale PHEV Coupe

Ferrari, needs little introduction. The Maranello (northern Italy) based luxury sports car manufacturer is without doubt one of the most recognised automative brands globally. Ferrari S.p.A is owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RACE) via Ferrari N.V., a Netherlands based legal entity. Ferrari has a market cap of US$ 45 billion.

Ferrari was founded in 1939 by Enzo Ferrari, with a primary objective of developing racing cars. The first Ferrari was built in 1940, and as they say, the rest is history! Though Ferrari is well known for its high performance production sport supercars, the company continues to remain close to its roots via its active and leading participation in the Formula 1 (F1) global races. The Ferrari racing team continues to remain a dominant force in the international racing circuit.

Ferrari is not new to alternative fuel cars. The company displayed a Ferrari F430 based on ethanol at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. In 2010, Ferrari unveiled a hybrid Ferrari 599 at the Geneva Motor Show. The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is the first production plug-in hybrid electric car from the famed supercar automotive manufacturer.

Though Ferrari has been slow in the race for electrification, the company is now gaining momentum in its vision for an electrified Ferrari fleet. The company has reorganised itself internally to delivery on the electrification vision. The company is expected to debut its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) i.e. pure electric car, in 2025.

The SF90 mid-engined plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is the first from the Italian supercar manufacturer, famed for its roaring internal combustion engines. The ‘SF90’ is in reference to the 90th anniversary of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team. ‘Stradale’ literally means ‘made for the road’.

The all-wheel drive SF90 PHEV has three electric motors, with two independent electric motors located on the front axle, and the third at the rear of the electric vehicle (EV). The plug-in hybrid has a V8 turbo engine capable of delivering up to 780 cv. The electric motors deliver an additional 220 cv, making it the highest power output for any 8-cylinder Ferrari with a total output of 1,000 cv (986 bhp).

The Ferrari plug-in electric car can achieve 0-100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 340 km/h. The all-wheel drive (AWD) electric Ferrari will not disappoint in terms of performance, with an astounding lap time of 79 seconds at Fiorano. It is the first Ferrari sports car to be equipped with 4WD.

However, in regards to its ‘electric credentials’, though it certainly is a plug-in electric car, the onboard 7.9 kWh EV battery is limited in its zero-tailpipe emission electric range (25 km). When the EV is not running on e-mode, the tailpipe emissions are as high as 160g(CO2/km). The SF90 is the only Ferrari that can drive without the engine noise, when on pure electric mode. Ferrari claims a fuel economy up to 6 l/100 km for the electric vehicle (EV).

The interior of the Ferrari electric car is designed around ‘wraparound aeronautically-inspired concept with particular emphasis on instruments’. The interior includes a head-up display central to the HMI (Human-Machine Interface) concept. The steering wheel incorporates a touchpad, allowing the driver to control every aspect of the supercar. The instrument cluster is digital and includes a 16 inch curved HD display.

The exterior of the plug-in hybrid supercar, as with all other Ferrari supercars, is focussed on achieving maximum performance. The SF90 aluminium body is manufactured at Ferrari’s plant nearby. The EV is equipped with a number of advanced driver assistance systems to include: front radar with acc, adas pack, back radar, front driving camera, rear parking camera, surround view and parking sensors. Not all these come as standard!

This Ferrari electric car does not come cheap. Prices starts at €400,000. Put another way, for the same budget, one can buy up to ten Tesla Model 3 electric cars! But of course, a Ferrari is a Ferrari!!

A high performance plug-in hybrid electric supercar (986 bhp)A small EV battery (7.9 kWh) and limited electric range (25 km)
Impressive exterior styling and high quality interior specificationsHigh tailpipe emissions (160g)
It is simply a Ferrari!An expensive PHEV. Prices starts at €400k!


The Ferrari SF90 Stradale PHEV Coupe (credit: Ferrari)

At A Glance
EV Type:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Body Type:Coupe
Available In Ireland:Yes

Variants (2 Options)
Ferrari SF90 Standard/ Base Pack(from €430,000)
Ferrari SF90 Assetto Fiorano(from €480,000)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size: 7.9 kWh
Charging:On-board charger 3.5 kW
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:154 – 160g (CO2/km)

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 8.8 kWh€ 2.10
Battery net capacity : 11.6 kWh€ 2.78
Battery net capacity : 12.0 kWh€ 2.87
Battery net capacity : 13.10 kWh€ 3.14
Battery net capacity : 14.10 kWh€ 3.37
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in Ireland varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for Ireland is 23.97 cents/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Height (mm):1186
Width (mm):1972
Length (mm):4710
Wheelbase (mm):2650
Turning Circle (m):N/A
Boot Space (L):74

SF90 Stradale
EV Battery Capacity:7.9 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP): 25 km
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):120.0 – 123.0
Fuel Consumption (L/100km):6.0 – 6.1
Charging:On-board charger 3.6 kW AC
Top Speed:340 km/h
0-100 km/h:2.5 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Max Power (CV):1,000
Torque (Nm):800
Weight (kg):1,570
NCAP Safety Rating:N/A

Types Of Electric Vehicles

Type Of Electric Vehicle (EV) Description
Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles (MHEVs)Mild hybrids use both an internal combustion engine (ICE) and electric motor. These cars are also known as ‘self-charging hybrids’. The vehicle uses regenerative braking (recuperated electric energy) to improve the fuel efficiency and to reduce tailpipe emissions (CO2 g/km). However, mild hybrids cannot be charged by an external power source (i.e. EV charger). The recuperated electric energy is also used to boost the the combustion engine enhancing acceleration. Automotive manufactures (OEMs) like Toyota are one of the pioneers in developing and introducing mild hybrid vehicles. The ubiquitous Toyota Prius mild hybrid is an excellent example. Toyota also helped popularise the use of mild hybrids in the premium segment via its wholly owned Lexus brand.
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) aim to achieve the same objectives like a MHEV i.e. increase fuel efficiency and reduce tailpipe emissions. However there is much difference between a PHEV and a MHEV. The PHEV has a larger electric motor and onboard EV battery that is used to assist the internal combustion engine (ICE), but also to propel the vehicle. In a MHEV, the small onboard electric motor does not propel the vehicle. PHEVs come in varied EV battery sizes, but in general, most PHEVs have an EV battery size below 20 kWh. A plug-in electric car is capable of up to 50 km on electric mode. However, some PHEVs are capable of a longer pure electric range. The Volvo XC60 PHEV is a good example of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Moreover, a PHEV EV battery is charged by using an external power source to include, a domestic 3-PIN plug or a dedicated EV charger.
Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)A battery-electric vehicle is more commonly referred to as a pure electric car. The EV is ‘pure’, in that, the vehicle only uses electric power for propulsion i.e. a BEV does not have an internal combustion engine (ICE). It is easy to recognise these zero-tailpipe emission green cars, as these vehicles are silent (except for the artificial noise) and do not have a tailpipe! The pure electric vehicles have a much larger onboard EV battery compared to a PHEV. The EV battery on a BEV can be as large as 120 kWh, though an average is 60 kWh. In any case, most BEVs have an EV battery larger than 30 kWh. BEVs also use regenerative braking to improve the vehicle efficiency and electric range. However, the main source for the EV range is the EV battery, which can only be charged using an external power source, like an EV charger. BEVs can vary in electric range. However the more recent BEVs have a range between 300 to 500 km (WLTP) on a single charge. As an example, the all-electric VW ID.3 has a range up to 540 km.

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include, the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising large-scale industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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