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Ferrari confirms to launch its first E-vehicle model by 2025

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Ferrari chairman and interim CEO, John Elkann, has confirmed in an annual shareholder meet that the Italian supercar manufacturer will launch its first all-electric model by 2025. This is a turnaround from Ferrari’s earlier stance on the subject, previous CEO Louis Camilleri had stated in 2019 that a Ferrari EV wouldn’t arrive until after 2025. No other details on this EV are known so far, although in a statement Elkann assured that the designers and engineers in Maranello were working on a car that stays true to fans and owners expectations from a Ferrari.

It is expected that the Ferrari electric supercar will follow the now set layout of these cars, with one electric motor on each wheel. This will give it AWD and more precise torque-vectoring capabilities.

Patent filings have shown that the new EV architecture will house a battery pack in the floor of the car, and will also be capable of housing a mid-mounted internal combustion engine for a hybrid variant.

As has been the trend with newer Ferraris, a slew of innovation with ESC and traction control technologies can be expected in the EV to bring a more engaging experience.

But this doesn’t mean that Ferrari will become a full EV brand, with the company committed to using traditional engines for as long as possible.

Of course, there will be levels of electrification built in to meet ever stringent norms, similar to a stance taken by rival Lamborghini. The Ferrari SF90 Stradale, its current mid-engined flagship, is a preview of what can be expected

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Automobile producer MG Hector to deliver 100 ambulances in Nagpur and Vadodara

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MG Motor India has delivered eight units of retrofitted Hector ambulances to Nagpur local authorities in the light of rising coronavirus cases. The custom-built ambulances are equipped with modern life-saving systems.

The eight units delivered are out of 100 such vehicles requested from MG Motor India for Nagpur and Vidarbha regions by Union minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari. MG says that it accepted the minister’s request and immediately delivered eight units of the ambulance to Nagpur local authorities. “The minister has called for our support at this critical time. We have immediately deposited 8 of the 100 requested Hector Ambulance units, “MG Motor India President and MD Rajeev Chaba said.

The retrofitted ambulances have been custom-built by the company’s engineers at its Halol plant located in Gujarat. All the SUV ambulances have been equipped with the required medical additions such as a medicine cabinet, ventilator, an oxygen supply system, 5 parameter monitor, auto-loading stretcher, an inverter with battery additional sockets, a siren, a lightbar, and a fire extinguisher.

In March this year, the company had donated five units of retrofitted Hector ambulances to Nagpur’s Nangia Specialty Hospital. For this, the carmaker has collaborated with the MG Nagpur dealership. Before this, the company had also donated these ambulances to hospitals in Vadodara and Halol in Gujarat. Speaking about this in March, Chaba had said, “We have received positive feedback about the Hector Ambulance from GMERS in Vadodara and CHC Hospital in Halol, wherein they have added tangible value to the region’s fight against the pandemic.”

Various automakers have stepped up to help the country reeling under the crisis of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Companies like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Hero MotoCorp, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ford India, Bajaj Auto, TVS Motor and Skoda Auto India, among others, have helped procure essential medical supplies, set up Covid beds and made relief donations.

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