1.12.2020Maserati commits to going all-electric by 2025
Although Maserati might have been a little slow to the electrified car market, the luxury brand seems to be making strides towards a new 2025 goal. For Maserati, ‘electrified’ means hybrids as well as fully electric.
There has been no official announcement yet but Davide Grasso, Maserati’s chief operating officer (COO), spoke of the commitment during an online event organised by Italian daily Milano Finanza.
The new Maserati Grecale will be the first EV from the brand. It’ll be offered with combustion engine and hybrid powertrain options when it launches in 2021 but we could see an all-electric version by 2022. “The new Gran Turismo and Gran Cabrio models will be electrified too, all our line-up will be electrified in the next five years,” Grasso said during the online event.
There was also news earlier this year of a plug-in hybrid version of the Quattroporte saloon, which is due to launch in 2023.
Maserati has also talked about an all-electric version of its new MC20. While we don’t have many details just yet, it’s likely to be the poster child for the electrified fleet of Maseratis. What’s exciting is that reports suggest the electric version could be even quicker than its V6 predecessor — quite exciting when that version already charges from 0-62 in 2.9 seconds.
Maserati might seem a little slow switch to electric and this is true for other Fiat Chrysler Automotive brands such as Fiat, Jeep, and Dodge. However, this commitment from Maserati, while lagging behind other luxury brands, is an important step towards a future of electrified vehicles.