Maserati is planning to launch its first electric car in 2020, according to AutoCar.
The luxury automaker, which is part of Fiat-Chrysler group, will make a battery-powered version of its Alfieri concept car by the end of the decade, according to the report. The Italian car manufacturer also said that it plans to launch a version with a V6 engine in 2019.
Maserati first unveiled it Alfieri concept car in March 2014 at the Geneva Auto Show. The car was designed to pay tribute to Maserati's racing heritage, which is why it boasts form and design elements similar to Maserati's classic sports cars.
There's no word yet on what kind of range the vehicle will have, but considering other sports car makers like Porshe and Aston Martin plan to launch electric vehicles with ranges exceeding 200 miles per charge by 2020, it's likely the upcoming Alfieri will have a similar range.
Maserati joins a long list of automakers planning to launch at least one fully-electric, long-range vehicle by 2020. Yet, it's still unclear how much demand there really is for battery-powered cars.
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