Here are the next seven electric cars from Maserati that will put an end to thermals

Everyone is switching to electric cars, but not necessarily with the same intensity. Maserati, quite surprisingly, seems to believe in it completely and will launch no less than seven 100% electric models between 2024 and 2028. We have the whole roadmap, we explain everything to you.

Maserati GranTurismo Folgore // Source: Maserati

Faced with the rise in power of anti-thermal policies (with the European Union at the forefront, which intends to ban all new thermal cars, including hybrids, from 2035), manufacturers are obliged to develop their ranges of electric cars.

Not everyone puts as much heart into it, but some brands seem to be much more active on the subject. Among them, and quite surprisingly, we find… Maserati, the Italian sports car brand. The idea? Become a 100% electric brand by 2030, and plans a complete range of six models, under the name “Folgore” (lightning, in Italian). Here’s what’s in the cards.

2024: three models for a fanfare debut

For its electric debut, Maserati decided to strike hard and launch no less than three models in one year. The advantage is that we already know two of them.

Maserati GranTurismo Folgore

Maserati Gran Turismo Folgore // Source: Jean-Baptiste Passieux – Frandroid

The first is the GranTurismo Folgore. Maserati decided that its large coupe would be the spearhead of its electric range, and wanted to pull out all the stops, as we saw when we went to see it.

This enormous coupe, almost 5 meters long, has three electric motors, for a cumulative power of 560 kW / 761 hp and a torque of 1,350 Nm. Performance: 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds and maximum speed of 325 km/h.

Maserati Gran Turismo Folgore // Source: Jean-Baptiste Passieux – Frandroid

Battery ? 83 kWh of net capacity, for a range of 450 km “only” according to the WLTP cycle. Its 800 volt architecture allows it to charge up to 270 kW, enough to promise a recharge of 20 to 80% in 18 minutes…but it gets worse if you plug it into a 400 volt terminal, where the power will then be limited to a very low 50 kW.

Tech level, the screens benefit from Google Automotive (formerly Android Automotive), all in a super luxurious interior filled with leather and carbon fiber.

Orders for the very beautiful coupe are already open, and the first deliveries should take place in the spring. Count 196,950 euros minimum to benefit from it.

Maserati Grecale Folgore

Maserati Grecale Folgore // Source: Jean-Baptiste Passieux – Frandroid

It is in the spring that Maserati’s second 100% electric model will also arrive: the Grecale Folgore (which we also went to discover). As much as the GranTurismo Folgore is there for the image, the Grecale, an SUV competing with the electric Porsche Macanwill be there to do the numbers.

In fact, the architecture is more conventional. This does not mean that it is a cheap electric car, far from it: with two motors, developing 410 kW / 557 hp and 820 Nm of cumulative torque, enough to carry out a 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds.

The battery/autonomy part is a little more difficult. Certainly, this Grecale Folgore has a huge 105 kWh battery net, but its consumption is crazy, limiting its autonomy to 500 km WLTP only. In terms of recharging, the Maserati SUV has a “classic” 400 volt architecture, enough to recharge with 20 to 80% in 29 minutes via a maximum power of 150 kW.

Maserati Grecale Folgore // Source: Jean-Baptiste Passieux – Frandroid

In the passenger compartment, we find a dashboard very inspired by the GranTurismo Folgore, where we find, for example, the screens under Google Automotive. This electric Grecale will, on the other hand, be much more habitable than the coupe, with five seats and a 535 liter trunk.

Here too, we remain in the upper echelons, with an access price set at 125,850 euros. At this price, it will have difficulty competing with the electric Porsche Macan, much more advanced in almost all aspects, but it could do well in the Grecale range: the other thermal versions must do with a penalty of 60,000 euros, ultimately making the electric version the Grecale the “cheapest” in the range.

Maserati GranCabrio Folgore

Maserati’s astonishing “teaser” photo to announce its GranCabrio (here in its thermal version) // Source: Maserati

These are the two models that we know. At spring 2024 will release the convertible version of the GranTurismo Folgore, soberly named GranCabrio Folgore. It will take on the characteristics of the coupe, but with a canvas roof, which will make the car a little heavier – enough to cause it to lose a few kilometers of autonomy.

2025: there will be sport!

Maserati is not resting on its laurels and will present two new electric cars in 2025 – well, two versions of a single model, to be precise. it’s about the MC20 Folgore and the MC20 Cielo Folgore.

The MC20 is the brand’s sports car par excellence: a small two-seater boat with a petrol engine at the rear, in short, the very prototype of what one can imagine. A car which will therefore drop its petrol V6 to take over pieces of the GranTurismo in 2025, therefore.

Maserati MC20 (in thermal version, for illustration) // Source: Maserati

We will thus find the three engines And 800 volt architecture batteries, but in a very different configuration: the engineers did not touch the carbon shell of the small coupe and therefore had to put batteries… where there is room – in the rear only, according to a press release.

No idea of ​​the capacity of the latter, therefore, but we know that both bodies of the MC20 will be affected. As well the cut that the discoverable will therefore be entitled to this 100% electric version.

2027: a new era with a large SUV

If you’ve been following along, the three models (GranTurismo, Grecale and MC20) were just electrified versions of thermal models. This will change in 2027, where Maserati will present its Levante Folgorea large SUV only available in 100% electric version.

The Levante already exists in the current range, but this new version will have absolutely nothing to do with it. Levante Folgore will thus receive the STLA Large platform (because yes, Maserati is part of the Stellantis group)… and that’s pretty much all we know about it currently.

The current Maserati Levante, for illustration // Source: Maserati

So let’s base ourselves on the characteristics of this platform, dedicated to the largest and most powerful models in the group. Battery ? Up to 118 kWh. Autonomy? Up to 800 km (but probably for sedans or coupes, not this big SUV). A 800 volt architecture is also intended for express recharges.

As for performance, two engines can take place there, but neither power nor target accelerations have been communicated. We will have to be patient for a few more years, therefore.

2028: a beautiful limousine to close the ball

This Folgore range will be complete in 2028 with the arrival of the latest model: the Quattroporte Folgore.

The Quattroporte is another Maserati monument: a large limousineas efficient as it is luxurious, to transport the biggest Italian VIPs, which has been around for decades.

The current Maserati Quattroporte, for illustration // Source: Maserati

This limousine will also be only available in 100% electric Folgore version… but we know even less as for Levante Folgore. We tried to find out more by asking Davide Danesin, the head of its development, but even he wasn’t able to tell us a single thing.

That is to say that the car, which was initially supposed to be released in 2025 before being largely postponed, not even sure if it will receive the STLA Large platform ! In short, there are still four years (minimum) between us and its commercialization, and a lot of things can still happen.

In short, this Folgore range is as extensive as it is daring, where Maserati will have to convince its fans that its future is written without the slightest drop of gasoline. Let’s see what happens during the tests.

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