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Maserati Going All Electric by 2030, starting with a new GranTurismo

The iconic luxury automotive brand Maserati is all set to go electric by 2030. The company, which is now part of the Stellantis consortium, will release electric versions for all the vehicles in their lineup. The aim is to have an electric version for each of their models by 2025. And once that is achieved, Maserati, will slowly remove ICE variants for all the models and become an EV brand.

The electric Maserati variants will have an all-new Folgore badging. The latter is the Italian name for ‘lightning’, so the name is pretty apt for an electric car.

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The 1,200hp Gran Turismo

The first of the all-electric models will be the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore coupe which is expected to grace automotive shows by 2023. The Maserati sports car model will have a tri-motor setup that will make a combined 1,200 hp. The marque claims that the electric motors will give the Maserati GranTurismo enough power to accelerate from a standstill to sixty mph in under 3 seconds and to achieve a top speed of 186 mph.

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Charging Infrastructure

Power is not the defining factor, with electric vehicles. The car’s success depends on its charging abilities and rightly so because you can’t top up an EV at the gas station like a conventional automobile. An electric vehicle must have quick charging and a healthy driving range to compete against the top EV brands.

Maserati is well aware of the fact, which is why they will offer a unique charging structure for their electric cars. The company will provide an 800-volt charging infrastructure, which uses inverters meant for Formula E racecars.

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It’s interesting how the brand is willing to use the technology used in performance electric cars in its road-going variants. Hopefully, the technology will improve once Maserati formally enters Formula E in 2023 and works on perfecting its expertise.

Expected Release for Other Models

The year 2023 will also see the release of the electric Maserati Grecale SUV. The SUV comes along with the Maserati GranTurismo to appeal to a large range of buyers.

The electric models for the MC20, Quattroporte, and Levante will come out by 2025. Whereas, the Ghibli sedan will not get an electric variant as of now. Perhaps, Maserati plans on discontinuing the ICE model and introducing an entirely new model line by 2030.

Stellantis and Maserati’s Shared Vision

The Italian marque has the Stellantis architecture at its disposal for their EVs. But reports suggest that the platforms for the Maserati GranTurismo, MC20, and Grecale will be built in-house. It’s not clear if Maserati intends to do the same for the Levante and Quattroporte. We will know more once we come closer to the launch dates.

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The Maserati brand initially did not have the intention to go electric. The CEO was very vocal about the global move towards EVs, calling it ‘the choice of politicians and not the industry’. But the thinking seems to have shifted after Maserati joined the Stellantis group. We hope the shift in ideology is positive for the brand and that it is able to successfully move forward.

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