- Maserati’s new electric Grecale Folgore debuts at Shanghai Auto Show, featuring a 105 kWh battery pack, 550 horsepower, and a WLTP range of 311 miles.
- The Grecale Folgore’s environmentally-friendly features include a regenerated nylon interior, copper accents, and an EV-specific navigation system that is fully aware of the battery condition and charging stations along the way.
Maserati’s embrace of electric vehicles continues, with the debut of the totally electric Grecale Folgore at the Shanghai Auto Show.
The Grecale Folgore is intended to appeal to customers who desire environmentally friendly performance. It sports a front fascia inspired by the Trofeo and a “inverted grille” that is partially hidden. In addition, the crossover has a revised diffuser and aerodynamically optimised 19-, 20-, and 21-inch wheels.
In addition to being more aerodynamic, the EV has gloss black accents, LED side vents, copper brake callipers, and copper emblems. Customers can also have a one-of-a-kind Rame Folgore exterior inspired by the ‘façade of the Guggenheim… where warm copper colours in the light mingle with cooler shades of blue grey in the shadow’.
The lively colour palette is carried over to the Econyl-upholstered 14-way power heated and ventilated front seats. Maserati classified it as a “regenerated nylon” made from rubbish like fishing nets, fabric scraps, and carpets that would otherwise wind up in landfills. These are then transformed into “virgin quality nylon yarn” with a “highly opaque surface” and “laser processing,” resulting in a “parametric design that expresses a natural dynamism.”
Embossed highlights on the dashboard and “carbon copper 3D touch” trim on the centre console and door panels connect the seats, which may be a stretch.
The rest of the cabin is more traditional, with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and an Intelligent Assistant. The crossover also boasts an 8.8-inch bottom display and a head-up display.
Because it is an electric vehicle, the Grecale Folgore has a few unique features, including as a cabin temperature maintenance function that keeps the interior at a comfortable temperature even when the crossover is turned off. Drivers will also find an EV-specific navigation system that is “fully aware of the battery condition” and can account for charging stations along the way. The crossover may also display the maximum distance it can go on a map based on battery state and driving style.
Powertrain and Driving Range
A 105 kWh battery pack powers a dual motor all-wheel drive system that produces 550 horsepower (410 kW / 557 PS) and 605 lb-ft (820 Nm). The crossover can reach a top speed of 137 mph (220 km/h) in 4.1 seconds after accelerating from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h).
That’s a lot of speed, and Maserati claims a WLTP range of 311 miles (500 km). The crossover also features 400V technology and 150 kW DC rapid charging, which allows the battery to charge from 20% to 80% in as little as 29 minutes.
The Grecale Folgore includes air suspension and four driving modes: GT, Sport, Off-Road, and Max Range, despite the poor charging rate. These speak for themselves. Max Range mode, on the other hand, stands out since it is “recommended when the battery falls below 16% and there are no charging points nearby.” It improves mileage by tightening the temperature control system, reducing response to accelerator inputs, and capping top speed at 81 mph (130 km/h).
We’ll learn more about the Grecale Folgore as the introduction approaches. Nonetheless, Maserati declared that the “future of electrification is rooted in China” and that all of its vehicles would be electrified by 2025. Maserati will then transition to all-electric vehicles by 2030.