Because of its double periodicity, each elliptic function canonically induces a holomorphic dynamical system on a punctured torus. We introduce on this torus a class of summable potentials. With each such potential associated is the corresponding transfer (Perron-Frobenius-Ruelle) operator. The existence and uniquenss of “Gibbs states” and equilibrium states of these potentials are proved. This is done by a careful analysis of the transfer operator which requires a good control of all inverse branches. As an application a version of Bowen’s formula for expanding elliptic maps is obtained.