Maserati takes a prototype GranTurismo Folgore electric car to the streets

For the first time Maserati have taken a prototype Maserati GranTurismo Folgore Full-Electric coupé has taken to the streets. For the Rome E-Prix 2022, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares took the prototype car to the Eternal City’s Formula E circuit.

The new GranTurismo will be the first model in Maserati history to be an all-electric vehicle (EV). This new electric car will be produced at the brand’s Mirafiori production hub in Turin and will make its debut in 2023.  

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The GranTurismo Folgore will become a true icon for the brand but will still offer the characteristic Maserati sound as well as cutting-edge technical solutions, superb performance, comfort and elegance.

Maserati will become the first Italian luxury car marque to produce 100 percent electric models. The new electric line-up will be completed by 2025 and the entire Maserati range will be fully-electric by 2030.

This is great news in a part of the car world that has been so predominantly focused on the internal combustion engine (ICE). Last year, Lamborghini, another luxury Italian car brand, also announced its Direzione Cor Tauri roadmap to electrification. They plan to transition to zero-emissions driving over three phases, with the first fully electric car expected during the second half of this decade.

Like Maserati, several competitors to Lamborghini appear to be further down the zero-emissions road, though. Fellow Italian brand Ferrari has already announced they will launch their first all-electric car in 2025.

British car brand Lotus appears to be ahead of the game having already announced its electric Evija and recently launched its Eletre Hyper SUV, while fellow British carmaker Bentley, announced its plans to launch five new electric cars from 2025.

German carmaker Porsche has also seen huge success with its Taycan and Taycan Sport Turismo electric models. All of this shows that the performance and luxury car markets are ready to transition to cleaner more sustainable electric driving.

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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