Electrifying the Trident: Maserati’s EV Future

From the introduction of the race-winning lightweight birdcage chassis to the creation of the luxury sports saloon segment with Quattroporte, Maserati has always been at the cutting-edge of innovation. Now, once again, Maserati is leading the luxury performance car segment with a commitment that 100% electric ‘Folgore’ variants of each of its vehicles will be available by 2025 – the first luxury brand to offer a complete electric range, and also five years before the UK’s ban on new petrol and diesel car sales. By 2030, the entire Maserati range will be fully electric.

Maserati’s EV revolution will begin with the second-generation GranTurismo, due in 2023 and already undergoing late-stage testing. Made at the Mirafiori production hub, the new GranTurismo will be a cutting-edge showcase of Maserati’s brand values; comfort, elegance and performance.

The wave of electrification will then quickly sweep across the Maserati range, with fully electric variants of the forthcoming Grecale, the GranCabrio, MC20 super sports car and Levante SUV all due within three years. The combustion-engine will remain a soulful part of the Maserati range, but buyers will now have the luxury of choice: meticulously engineered efficient engines or advanced electric motors. In just eight years’ time, in 2030, the combustion engine will be phased out of Maserati models entirely.

Just as Maserati currently offers Hybrid variants of the Levante and Ghibli, the range will also grow to include a number of Plug-in Hybrid models, delivering refined performance capable of completing more than 90% of average journeys on electric power alone.

Maserati’s transformation into an electrified brand will be spearheaded in a way authentic to its roots: top-level motorsport. For the 2022/23 season, Maserati will be returning to racing, as a part of the ABB Formula E Championship, marking its first international motorsport programme since the MC12 dominated the FIA GT Championship from 2004 until 2010.

Maserati will use the challenging conditions and relentless competition of the Formula E championship to fine-tune its electric roadgoing offerings for the ultimate in reliability and performance. Stellantis (Maserati’s parent company) motorsport head Jean-Marc Finot added: “Maserati Formula E will be our technological laboratory to accelerate the development of high-efficiency electrified powertrains and intelligent software for our road sports cars.”

Maserati has a long history in motorsport, starting with the Tipo 26 that claimed a class victory in the 1926 Targa Florio. It then enjoyed considerable success in pre-war grand prix racing, and ran a works team in the Formula 1 World Championship from 1950 until 1957, taking nine race wins in that time, with Juan Manuel Fangio winning the 1957 crown in a 250F.

It was this motorsport experience that helped to transfer performance innovations into Maserati’s road cars of the time, creating a lineage of vehicles that’s still revered today. Now, as Maserati embarks on a new all-electric motorsport future with Formula E, its future electric range – Grecale, GranTurismo, GranCabrio, Levante and MC20, all due by 2025 – will be infused with the true Maserati race-to-road DNA.

Contact H.R. Owen Maserati to learn more about the future electric line up or the current range of Maserati cars.