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The electric Maserati Quattroporte is three years behind schedule

Maserati appears to be having trouble justifying the investments needed to bring the car to market.

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While you can still find plenty of them for sale, Maserati cut the Quattroporte after the 2023 model year. The Ghibli went with it, leaving the brand without a sedan for the foreseeable future. Maserati has confirmed that the Quattroporte EV is coming in 2028, but that date represents a significant delay from its expected launch date.

We initially expected the Quattroporte EV in 2025, but the Maserati delayed the car over concerns with its performance. It has asked suppliers to cut costs multiple times and needs to justify the car from a business perspective. 

The automaker teased the car, hinting that it would be closer to the Ghibli in size than the plush large sedan we know today. The Grecale, Levante, MC20, and GranTurismo remain on sale, and while we know Maserati plans electric versions of each, they won’t replace the gas models. 

Maserati will soon offer the GranTurismo Folgore, which shares its DNA with the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale EV, as an electric alternative to the standard V6 model. As for the GranTurismo Trofeo, $205,000 buys a car with a 3.3-second 0-60 mph time and a 199-mph top speed. The company has also confirmed that the Levante would be electrified at some point, but there are no details on positioning or performance yet.

It’s possible Maserati’s corporate overlords want to see how successful electrified variants of other models – like the Dodge Hornet and Alfa Romeo Tonale – are before investing more in the Quattroporte. The electric MC20 will be in production by the end of next year, and the company will have several quarters of GranTurismo Folgore sales to review by then, so we could hear that the Quattroporte project is dead before it even got started. 

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