Since governments around the world want to push citizens towards modes of transport by banning gasoline vehicles, automakers have no other option but to adopt electrification.
While there has been no official announcement, the company’s chief operating officer, Davis Grasso, announced an online event organized by the daily newspaper Milano Finanza.
According to the unofficial announcement, Maserati’s first fully electric vehicle will be the EV version of its upcoming SUV, the Gracale.
The Grakel will be introduced for the first time in 2021 as a hybrid version as well as a combustion-powered vehicle. However, a fully electric version of the SUV can see by 2022 if the report is accurate.
After the Grecale, we can expect the Gran Turismo and Gran Cabrio models to be electrified.
“The new Gran Turismo and Gran Cabrio models will also be electrified, all of our line-ups will be electrified over the next five years,” Grasso said.
Earlier this year, Autocar shared images of the next-generation Maserati Quattroporte saloon, which is set to launch in 2023 as a plug-in hybrid.
Maserati is owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobile Group, which owns brands such as Jeep, Dodge, Alfa Romeo, and Lancia along with Fiat and Chrysler.
The FCA group has been hesitating so far over the switch to electric cars. Sooner or later it will have to be built, but Maserati promised to move the electric drivetrain by 2025, giving it a stake in the land to make a move for its sister brands.