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How Mercedes and Ferrari are using technology too good for F1 cars in EVs

How Mercedes and Ferrari are using technology too good for F1 cars in EVs

Mercedes now owns Yasa and will use the brand’s engines in its AMG models from 2025. Perhaps in 2025 Merc and Ferrari will not compete with each other, but work together. Either way, the benefits of using these engines for both companies will be the same. Woolmer says these new engines could eliminate the need for the traditional “skateboard” EV layout. That means less weight, more payload and more efficiency.

However, axial motors cannot spin as fast as radial ones, meaning your SF90’s top speed will be affected if it uses axial flux motors exclusively. So Ferrari used two traditional engines and one axial on the SF90. “It’s just a matter of what kind of driving experience you want to design for your customers with a specific engine,” said Davide Ferrara, Ferrari’s electric motors manager. “Different voices make sweet notes.”

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