15 June 2023
Pagani has been working on an EV since 2018 but won’t make it official until the battery tech is ready.
Horacio’s son, Christopher, recently explained, ‘Pagani will continue to work on an electric car, but it has to be lightweight. And, at the moment, battery tech is just too heavy for the sort of car Pagani wants to make.’
Pagani has calculated that a 600kg battery pack would be required to make a hypercar feasible.
To put that into perspective, that would be over half of the weight of the Pagani Huayra R.
So, for the foreseeable future. Mr Pagani is sticking with the AMG V12, as fitted to the Utopia presented on the 12th of September 2022 at the Teatro Lirico in Milan.
Like Ferrari and McLaren, Pagani produces less than 1,000 cars per annum; the European Union will allow the production of internal combustion motor cars until 2035.
In any event, Horacio believes the impact of such tiny producers is trifling from an environmental view point.