2024 Maserati Grecale Folgore EV Promises Big Battery, Lots of Torque

Maserati says that this electric version of its new SUV, coming to the U.S. in 2023, offers a 105.0-kWh battery pack and 590 pound-feet of torque.

  • The Folgore is an electric version of Maserati's new Grecale SUV.
  • It has a 105.0-kWh battery pack and promises up to 590 pound-feet of torque.
  • The Folgore will go on sale in the U.S. in fall 2023.

    The new Grecale crossover will be a key part of Maserati's expanding EV lineup. All Maserati EVs will wear the Folgore name (that means "lightning" in Italian), and Maserati has now revealed the 2024 Grecale Folgore alongside the standard model. The gas-powered 2023 Grecale GT, Modena, and Trofeo models are scheduled to arrive this summer, while the Folgore won't reach the U.S. until fall 2023.

    While we wait, Maserati has provided a few juicy specs for the EV. It will have a 105.0-kWh battery pack and its electric motors—we assume there will be at least two—will produce 590 pound-feet of torque. Maserati has not yet confirmed whether this battery information represents net capacity or usable capacity, but either way the Grecale Folgore's pack is shaping up to be on the bigger end of its segment. The Audi Q4 e-tron's battery, for instance, offers 77.0-kWh of usable energy. The torque figure, meanwhile, tops the Grecale Trofeo's twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6, which has 457 pound-feet.

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    Visually the Folgore appears to have the exact same body as the gas model, but a few key details identify it as the electric model. The concave grille appears to be different and is partially closed off, and there are also interesting-looking wheels and Folgore badges on the fenders. The pictured vehicle is finished in a copper color called Rame Folgore that's exclusive to the electric Grecale. Maserati also says it will use recycled fabrics for the Folgore's interior, including a recycled nylon material called Econyl.

    Rather than riding on one of Stellantis' new electric platforms, the Grecale Folgore uses a modified version of the Giorgio platform that underpins the standard Grecale and other gas models such as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. We're not sure what that will mean for the packaging of the electric motors and battery pack, but Maserati confirmed that the Folgore will offer all-wheel drive as standard.

    Look for Maserati to charge a significant price premium for the Folgore compared with the standard Grecale, which starts at $64,995. Given what we've heard so far about its specs, we wouldn't be surprised to see it start at around $75,000.

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