Every Maserati model set to use electric drive by 2019
From 2019, absolutely every Maserati model is set to use electric propulsion. This information has come from FiatChrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne.
As a result of a conference call with investors, Maserati’s boss and parent company have said that the brand is now set to spearhead the wider group’s push to electric. This is set see more more than half of FCA’s range use even a slight bit of electric power by 2022.
FCA’s brands, which includes Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, and Dodge, is set to benefit from the brand’s new electric process. According to reports, Maserati will swap almost all of its investment in power trains to electric following the fact that “it completes the development of its next two models”.
The brand new and very first electrified Maserati is set to be released in 2020, and will be based on the Alfieri concept which has made its debut at the Geneva motor show three years ago. The all-electric model is a two-seater sports car which will use a brand new platform.
Just before then, Maserati is going to hybridise numerous current models, with the Levante SUV model set to be the most likely to bring in hybrid drivetrain to the group.
As Maserati Europe boss Giulio Pastore said last year: “The current platform allows for hybrid. We are working on it for 2019, when we will be ready to offer hybridisation.”
FCA has been unsure about investing in electric models until now because of the industry’s uncertainty, “We [FCA] have been reluctant to embrace that avenue until we saw clearer the path forward.”
Regardless of being part of the planning process, Marchionne will not head FCA during this move to electric.
Marchionne has announced that he is set to retire at the end of 2019.