With plenty of big manufacturers announcing their electric plans, Maserati is gearing up for the electric future as well. Maserati, part of FCA has recently confirmed that all their cars will feature electric drive from 2019 onwards. However it’s not going to be an all-electric affair. The cars could be either hybrids or feature some form of electrified propulsion. More than half of all cars made by brands owned by FCA will use some form of electric power by the year 2022. FCA-owned brands include the likes of Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Fiat, and Dodge.
As far as electrified Maserati’s are concerned, the first model is due to arrive in 2020 and will be based on the Alfieri concept which the company revealed at the Geneva motor show back in 2014. Maserati is also going to hybridize some of its existing models like the Levante SUV which is likely to get a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.
The confirmation comes from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne who said during a conference call with investors that Maserati is going to lead the FCA group’s wider push to electric propulsion. Marchionne has also said that Maserati is going to switch almost all of its investment in power trains to electric after the company is done developing its next two models.