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Maserati Pushes Quattroporte EV To 2028, Breaks Down EV Release Plans

First off, for those not keen on seeing Maserati offer electric vehicles (EVs), the Italian automaker recently announced details for their upcoming releases, and rest assured, they will be offering both internal combustion engine (ICE) and EV versions of their upcoming models. Or at least they will until the end of the decade, according to a report from Autoweek. (Given how the auto industry has been shifting its EV efforts since electrified car sales began dwindling last year, Maserati’s deadline for having a fully electric lineup could shift, too.)

Maserati’s Release Plan

The Italian automaker and the rest of the auto industry announced their EV plans in 2021 to assure the public that they had electric cars coming down the pipeline. While Maserati is shifting around some of their electric offerings, their ICE counterparts will remain available for the foreseeable future.

Maserati is giving the electrified versions of their vehicles the name Folgore, starting with the GranTurismo Folgore that went on sale in 2023. The Grecale Folgore SUV follows it (after much delay.) Later this year, we will see the GranCabrio Folgore make its debut.

Beyond these early releases, Maserati has slated their electrified MC20 supercar in 2015. However, unlike the other projects mentioned above, the Italian car maker has been tight-lipped about the electrified MC20. However, there are whispers that the 700 horsepower tri-motor setup Maserati initially announced could be as much as 750 horsepower or more. According to Autoweek’s report, the electric version of the MC20 will also serve as the basis for Alfa Romeo’s limited run of the 33 Stradale, which will be available as both an ICE and EV.

The Quattroporte EV, set initially to be a 2025 model with a late 2024 release date, will come out in 2028. Now arriving before it in 2027 will be an EV that Autoweek reports may or may not be the electric version of the Maserati Levante, though their report also notes that a name change is likely. The Italian automaker originally planned to release the electric Levante in 2025. It marks another delay, which Autoweek speculates, along with the Quattroporte mentioned above EV, means that Maserati scrapped their initial plans. There’s a strong case for that to be made with the Quattroporte, given its release getting pushed back to 2028; however, a “brand-new large E-UV BEV” that Maserati is now promising for 2027 is essentially the Levante in all but name. It will be exciting to see if the automaker decides to keep the Levante nameplate, and if they do change it, we’re anxious to see how closely the electric SUV they release resembles it.

One EV model Maserati left out of their timeline was the Ghibli, which Car and Driver reports will continue in its present ICE form until its production cycle ends.

Author: Jarret Hendrickson

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