By 2025, the Italian brand of luxury sports cars plans to turn their full range to hybrid or electric
In 2021, the Grecale will arrive on the luxury cars market with endothermic and hybrid engine versions. And in 2022, we expect the debut of its fully electric version. Thus, the SUV will be Maserati’s first all-electric vehicle, while the entire range of the brand should turn hybrid or electric within the next five years.
In 2021, the Grecale will arrive on the luxury cars market with endothermic and hybrid engine versions
Maserati will also introduce an all-electric model of the MC20 sports car. The racing car with evolved aerodynamics developed at the Dallara Wind Tunnel was recently unveiled as a two-seater coupe. In addition, there will be a convertible version and, for the electric version, Maserati will install a carbon fiber body to lighten the weight as much as possible. In this way, the overall weight will be less than 1500 kg. Moreover, the car will boast plenty of technology, with two 10-inch screens, one of which will be dedicated to Touch Control Plus. In the central carbon-fiber tunnel, there will be the driving mode selector, the controls to manage the volume of the infotainment system, and a wireless charger for smartphones. The Maserati Connect service with Wifi Hotspot will provide the connection to the network.
All of Maserati’s electric vehicles will feature three electric motors powered by an 800-volt architecture that will allow high-power charging up to 300 kW. The brand named this power technology Folgore. To improve torque vectoring, on the rear axle, a dual motor will separately manage traction on the right and left. The powertrain will use Silicon carbide (SiC) technology similar to that found on Formula 1 and Formula E cars.
As confirmed by Maserati CEO Davide Grasso, the new Gran Turismo and Gran Cabrio models will also be electrified. The FCA’s plant entrusted with the production of Grecale is the one in Cassino, in the province of Frosinone. Whereas, the Turin production hub will produce the Gran Turismo and the Gran Cabrio, with engineering continuing to be based at the Modena headquarters.
Ilona Catani Scarlett