Maserati cars to be electric only after 2019

Maserati cars to be electric only after 2019

Brands owned by the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) group are expected to use electric powertrains in the future and Maserati will reportedly spearhead that change.

Every new Maserati launched after 2019 will use an electric powertrain of some kind, according to the manufacturer’s chairman Sergio Marchionne.

During a conference call with investors, Marchionne, who is the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) which owns numerous car brands including Maserati, reportedly revealed that FCA brands would make far greater use of electric power over the next five years.

Brands which will embrace greater usage of electric powertrains will include Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler and Maserati, and Marchionne explained that Maserati would be the brand that effectively spearheads the group’s push to an electric future.

It’s also reported that Maserati will dedicate virtually all of its development time to electric cars when the brand’s “next two models” are completed. It’s therefore predicted the first electric Maserati will go on sale in 2020 and it will likely be a sports coupe model that will debut the brand’s electric powertrain. This electric Maserati will reportedly be based on the Alfieri concept which Maserati first revealed back in 2014.

Before Maserati offer fully electric cars it will hybridise existing models, most likely starting with the Levante SUV, which will reportedly add a plug-in hybrid powertrain in the not-too-distant future.

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