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Maserati cars to come with electric drives from 2019
During a conference call to investors, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of FCA said that all new Maserati models will come equipped with some form of electric power from 2019. This announcement is close on the lines of Volvo making a similar statement and Britain and France proposing to ban conventional fuel powered cars from 2040.
He also said that after the development of the next two models, Maserati will completely switch to electric power trains. Other brands under FCA like Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Dodge and Chrysler will also benefit from this electrification. The first electric model will be based on the Maserati Alfieri concept which first debuted at the Geneva Motor show in 2014. It is a two-seater, all-electric sports car based on a new platform.
However, before the complete electrification, company will launch the plug-in hybrid model of its Levante SUV. Last year, Maserati Europe boss Giulio Pastore told that the Levante platform currently allows hybridisation and they are working on a 2019 launch.
Sergio Marchionne also stated that they were initially unsure of investment in electric, but are now seeing a clearer path ahead.
Source - Autocar UK
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Re: Maserati cars to come with electric drives from 2019
Maserati should bring its electric power to its luxury car first.. the Quattroporte. Such car owners will aspire for a quiet cabin with torque that only a Maserati is famous for.. and the electric power will easily more than provide them with both. Wire-piped engine music can be an optional extra.
Loved the Quattroporte.. does Maserati make them anymore? Always felt that the Linea T-Jet was the poor-mans Quattroporte (looks-wise).
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