by Scooter Doll
Following news of its “Folgore” electrification strategy last week, Maserati has unveiled its new Grecale SUV to the public, including a first look at the all-electric version scheduled to arrive next year.
Maserati S.p.A. is a luxury automaker originally founded during World War I in Italy. “The Trident,” as it’s called, currently sits as a subsidiary of Stellantis – the 2021 rebranding of FCA.
In 2018, FCA (now Stellantis) announced electrification plans that included several Maserati vehicles, but most of them were plug-in hybrids.
However, during a 2020 event, Maserati introduced an entire “Folgore” electric range to be implemented by 2025.
Even then, however, the scope of electrification remained somewhat murky. Maserati said all its vehicles would be “electrified” by 2025, and the head of Maserati at the time said that meant either hybrid or full-electric vehicles.
Luckily, the Italian automaker is following Stellantis’ recently updated electrification strategy and will offer a BEV version (not hybrid or PHEV) of each of its models by 2025.
Additionally, it has officially introduced the first two Maserati EVs to arrive in 2023 – one being the Grecale Folgore SUV.
While its exciting to catch a glimpse of one of the first all-electric Maseratis to debut, and an SUV nonetheless, the automaker’s main focus of its recent press release was the combustion versions of the Grecale.