Earlier this year, Roberto Fedeli, Maserati’s head of engineering, confirmed that he was tasked by CEO Sergio Marchionne to bring to market an all-electric vehicle before 2020. At the time, the engineer didn’t reveal much more, but a company official has now confirmed that the electric car they plan to bring to market will be based on the stunning Alfieri concept Maserati unveiled in 2014.
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Peter Denton, General Manager at Maserati North Europe, confirmed the news to Gleen Brooks from just-auto during the UK launch of the Levante SUV
The Alfieri will launch with an internal combustion engine in 2019 and the battery-powered version will follow in 2020, as previously announced by Fedeli.
Denton described the size of the vehicle and where it will fit in its luxury segment:
“Alfieri will be bigger than Boxster and Cayman. It is being designed as a competitor to the 911 but it will be a larger car. More the size of a Jaguar F-TYPE”.
Here are a few pictures of the concept released by Maserati:
Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat/Chrysler, Maserati’s parent company, has been clear about only developing electric vehicles for incentives, claiming that he doesn’t understand how anyone can make money selling electric cars other than to comply with government mandates.
Hopefully, they will realize the potential of electric powertrains after being pushed to develop them for compliance.