Next-Gen Maserati Levante Could Be An EV With 745 HP: Report

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Maserati is on its way to becoming an all-electric automaker by the end of the decade as part of Stellantis’ Dare Forward 2030 plan. The battery-powered Maseratis will carry the Folgore nameplate, which will arrive one after another starting this year.

The first fleet of Maserati EVs will be completed in 2025 by Levante Folgore, joining Grecale, GranTurismo, GranCabrio and MC20. Ghibli will be discontinued in 2024 along with the factory V8 marque.

A recent report by Car implying that the flagship SUV will go all-electric for the next-generation model, “swapping” its combustion engine for an electric powertrain.

In support of this, Autocar quotes Maserati CEO Davide Grasso hinting at the importance of the electric Levante and how it benefits from co-development within 14 Stellantis brands.

It’s not clear from the reports whether Levante will be special power for the next generation model. Of note, the next Levante is said to use a modified version of Alfa Romeo’s Giorgio platform, which is also used by Grecale and GranTurismo. Both the crossover and coupe have ICE and EV versions – the latter model is expected to arrive this year.

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With or without an ICE, the Autocar report notes that the Levante Folgore will use a less powerful version of the GranTurismo’s three-motor setup. Specifically, it’s pegged to produce 745 horsepower (555 kilowatts).

As a reminder, the GranTurismo Folgore, which was revealed in full design details last year, will have this three-motor setup with an output of 1,200 hp (895 kW). This allows the grand tourer to sprint up to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 2.7 seconds from a complete stop.

As always, take this report with a pinch of salt, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s true given the automaker’s aggressive move to electrification. What we are sure of right now is that Maserati will have no petrol-powered vehicles by 2030.

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