Three more electric models to debut ahead of flagship sedan launch.
Maserati has recently shed more light on their electric vehicle plans, further confirming previous reports of the delay in development for the Quattroporte Folgore. It has been officially announced that the highly anticipated EV version of the luxurious sedan will not be released until 2028. However, Maserati has some other electric models in the works that are expected to arrive sooner.
Maserati is set to introduce a slew of electrified models in the coming years, starting with the GranCabrio Folgore, which will make its debut later this year, closely following the release of its traditional combustion engine counterpart. The company’s dedication to the transition towards electric vehicles extends well into the future, with plans for a fully electric version of the MC20 slated for 2025. This will be followed by a large electric SUV, potentially a battery-electric variant of the Levante, in 2027. In 2028, the Quattroporte Folgore will hit the market, completing Maserati’s lineup of fully electric vehicles. According to Maserati, each of these models will be entirely conceived, developed, and manufactured in Italy.
“Our Modena heart is propelling us forward as we strive to be leaders in electrification,” states Davide Grasso, CEO of Maserati. “Two of our beloved models are already on the market in their 100 percent electric versions, and we have another model set to be released this year.” Grasso adds, “We are committed to providing our valued customers with the most powerful Maseratis yet, elevating the driving experience to a whole new level.”
Grasso is mentioning two electric items, namely the GranTurismo Folgore and Grecale Folgore, which are presently available for purchase in the European Union. Maserati, now part of the Stellantis group, has taken on the role of being the first luxurious Italian brand to prioritize the creation and manufacturing of fully electric cars. Additionally, since 2023, the Italian company has been actively involved in competing in Formula E.
The car company’s push towards electrification is a crucial aspect of the wider Stellantis Dare Forward 2030 long-term blueprint announced on March 1, 2022. This plan envisions the upscale brand as an integral division within the group structure, with a commitment to equipping all their upcoming models with electric drivetrains.
Maserati may not have a completely rosy outlook. According to reports, Stellantis plans to enact temporary layoffs for 1,000 employees at the company’s Mirafiori facility in Turin, Italy from February 12 to March 3. This factory is responsible for the production of Maserati’s Quattroporte and other vehicle models.