Electric Maserati? Only After CEO Sergio Marchionne Retires In 2019

JUN 29 2016 BY MARK KANE 20

Fiat 500e

Fiat 500e

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne stated once that every Fiat 500e sold cost company at least $14,000, but apparently that doesn’t stop him from make new plans today for an electric city car for Europe.

It’s still not clear what model would be introduced, but Fiat probably can’t afford to stay electric-less forever in Europe.

On the exotic side, under the Maserati brand, Fiat could also introduce some kind of high-end EV into Tesla’s territory.

In this case, an electric Maserati Alfieri (see in non-electric concept form above) is apparently in future plans, but Marchionne has refused to launch one in his ‘last 5 year contract’ through 2018, so perhaps we will see the vehicle in 2019 when the CEO finally retires and some new blood comes on board.

Sergio Marchionne said:

“I’m not as convinced as some others are about the fact that electrification is the solution for all of man’s ills. We need to experiment as we are doing now with connected cars and mobility as electrification is one of the potential answers.”

For now we are looking ahead of Maserati Levante plug-in hybrid, utilizing Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (PHEV) powertrain.

source: Bloomberg

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Now who believes that “electrification is the solution for all of man’s ills”? Hyperbole much? We aren’t looking for a solution to all of our ills. We are looking for a future decoupled from the dirty and unsustainable 20th century way of doing things. Making more efficient/cleaner ICEVs is not a path that will get us there (not that Fiat is even going that route).

I think it’s a CEO disease, speaking the language of hyperbole. Perhaps it’s also an alpha characteristic too, that people recognize, and subconsciously follow.

In that people are more likely to follow a charismatic leader who is dead wrong and will lead the country to ruin, but follow him/her anyway, than a more placid circumspect individual, who is less arrogant and aggressive.



Trumpfication Nation!

Give ’em the razzle dazzle ’em…

Trump is bad, but does “less arrogant and aggressive” really describe Hillary? I think not. It’s hard to find a better example of the “rules apply to little people but not to me” political class.

Trump claimed his followers would support him even if he shot a man in broad daylight. Trump egged on his followers to beat up a Black protester at his rally in Birmingham, Alabama, infamous for its history of police violence against Blacks. Trump University, Trump University, Trump University. Trump says he will force Mexico to build a wall meant to protect America from Mexicans. Trump threatened last winter to personally barge into the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, the mosque that sits on the former site of the Hebrew temple and thus sacred to both religions and a high-risk flashpoint for another war. God knows what he meant to accomplish, but the hard-line Israeli government took no chances and talked him out of it. The key pattern here is “personal”. We’re not dealing with forms of arrogance ever seen in American presidential candidates here. This is closer to the grandstanding of the fascist tyrants of the past or Napoleon grabbing a crown out of the Pope’s hands and crowning himself Emperor. Men who did not see themselves as administrators of a government or economic class (whatever you might think of those in Clinton’s case) but as judge, jury and… Read more »

If you believe Hillary Clinton is anywhere near Trump’s incompetence and criminality, you’ve self-outed as gullible.

Was Vince Foster on the Grassy Knoll too?
Did Hillary get away with murder?
Just how many wacko ideas do you believe.

Sergio is acting Silly about electric cars , I bet he’s not seriously really believing nor meaning a fraction of what he is saying..Sergio is “NO FOOL” …..There is “METHOD” to his madness……

You’re “projecting” your intelligence on to him.
That doesn’t make him smarter.

He clearly, for one, hasn’t accounted for the cost of new engine EPA validation, which an EV ever has to pay.

The electric Fiat will be called the ‘Banda’ i heard. The phev will be called the ‘Wanda’ off course so they can be told apart easily.


If the only vision a CEO brings to the table is how to maximize next quarters profits, IMO that CEO is not only worthless, they’re a cancer on the company that should be eradicated.
From an outsiders perspective, Sergio Marchionne brings a 20th century oil head mentality to the table. Living in the past isn’t vision, it’s a slow corporate death.

Let’s Not be foolish & believe everything we hear.People usually tell what they want us to believe. Look at Politics..,They always Promise things to get votes & almost Never Deliver…

An electrified Maserati will never exist because one of the main reason they’re loved is for the distinctive mechanical sound they produce.
A silent Maserati isn’t a Maserati in the ears of the rich aficionados.

One could say the same thing about a silent Harley Davidson. Yet they are talking about building one.

It’s great they tune the exhaust to make a problem, that they can’t get rid of, acceptable. But, you won’t miss it when it’s gone.

Putting a massive grill on an EV is just silly. It doesn’t look like a serious EV; more like a conversion.

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne stated once that every Fiat 500e sold cost company at least $14,000,