Italian luxury car manufacturer Maserati will electrify its new models from 2019. This was revealed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO, Sergio Marchionne.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the parent company of Maserati, will spearhead the electrification of Maserati models starting from the Alfieri, concept model. Autocar reports that Marchionne revealed this information during a conference call with the investors.
FCA's other brands such as the Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler and Dodge will also benefit from the new electrification plan. Half of the FCA's products will utilise some form of electric power by 2022.
The first electrified Maserati is expected to hit the roads in 2020. The new model will be based on the Alfieri concept which was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014. It is a two-seater sports car with an all-new platform.
Before the introduction of the electrified models, Maserati will hybridise its several models which are currently sold. The Levante SUV is expected to get a hybrid powertrain.
Marchionne stated that Maserati was reluctant to invest in electric technology due to its uncertainty. But now the company has a clear vision towards the electrification of its models.
Several automakers around the world are planning to go electric in the future. Now FCA has also joined the list by deciding to electrify its models from 2019. It is a good development which will certainly help to reduce the pollution caused by the conventional engines.