Maserati is known for making high-performance cars that gulp down fuel by the gallon but it appears that the Italian manufacturer could be looking to cleaner and cheaper options. Parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has said that it’s considering the merits of coming out with a Maserati electric car, it would be the first such car from the Italian luxury car maker.
In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said that an electric version of the Maserati Alfieri concept could be made.
The Alfieri is named after one of the five Maserati brothers that started this Italian car-making firm. This sports-car concept was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014 and was confirmed for production in May 2014 as part of FCA’s existing five-year plan.
Even though the gasoline powered Alfieri is going to enter production in the near future, if the company does decide to do an all-electric version it won’t hit the production line until after 2019. It may very well arrive on the road after 2020.
Marchionne did point out in the interview that just because Maserati makes one electric sports car doesn’t mean that it’s going to transform into a company that only makes electric cars. It’s going to remain true to its heritage as the electric Alfieri is just going to be an experiment rather than the new normal.
Nevertheless, it seems that Tesla will soon have competition in the high-end luxury electric car segment.