Maserati recently rolled out its first fully electric vehicle in the GranTurismo Folgore, but its roadmap to converting the rest of its lineup is murky. Multiple delays have slowed the Italian automaker’s progress, and we’re now learning that the Quattroporte Folgore will become Maserati’s third delayed EV.
Maserati told Automotive News Europe that it pushed the electric QP’s launch because of “the need to take zero risks on the performance level of the new car.” The automaker initially targeted early 2025 for a launch, but there are now questions on whether or not it will meet that goal.
Though it plans to have a fully electric lineup by 2030, Maserati has requested price cuts from its suppliers at least twice in the last year, and parent company Stellantis announced temporary layoffs at its Italian factory. These are likely temporary setbacks for Maserati, but it’s not hard to see how a few delayed products could domino into a need to push the overall electrification date back.
The Quattroporte is Maserati’s lone sedan after the Ghibli got the ax following the 2023 model year. The electrified Quattroporte Folgore was set to be preceded by the Grecale Folgore. However, its launch was delayed until the second quarter of this year, still placing it ahead of the sedan but behind schedule like seemingly everything else.
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