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Maserati's first full EV is the Grecale Folgore

Derryn Wong
22/06/2022
2022 Maserati Grecale Folgore  - CarBuyer Singapore - name

Maserati announces its first EV is also its first midsize SUV, the Grecale, and will arrive in 2023


Modena, Italy

Maserati has announced its first fully electric vehicle (EV) – the Grecale Folgore. It’s expected to be formally confirmed with a full-specification production model in early 2023.

By our guess, that would mean a mid-2023 launch for Singapore, although that could easily be pushed back, thanks to the increased demand for EVs globally and supply issues still abounding.

2022 Maserati Grecale Folgore  - CarBuyer Singapore - front of car

If that all sounds like Greek Italian to you, the Grecale is Maserati’s first midsized car, and its second SUV. CarBuyer just got an up close and personal look with it at a preview right here in Singapore, including its four screens inside, Android Auto, and performance details.Read all about, and how much this Macan-challenger could cost in our report.

We walk you through the Grecale in our preview vid
2022 Maserati Grecale Trofeo  - CarBuyer Singapore - showroom shot
Here’s the gasoline-only Grecale Trofeo, which packs 530hp from a 3.0-litre V6. Find out all we know about it in our preview story.


To demystify things, ‘Grecale’ means ‘Greek wind’, in line with Maserati’s tradition of naming its cars after winds. ‘Folgore’ is easier to understand – it simply means ‘lightning’ in Italian.

2022 Maserati Grecale Folgore  - CarBuyer Singapore - grille

Modena hasn’t gone nuts with the styling – the Folgore has a conventional looking grille, and other than the special bronze-ish paintwork, it looks very much like a regular Grecale with more blacked out bits.

That paint, naturally, has a fancy name: Rame Folgore. The car’s interior will use Econyl (recycled plastics, as seen on some current Audi models) in its upholstery.

2022 Maserati Grecale Folgore  - CarBuyer Singapore - rear

Maserati cites some initial numbers: a 105kWh battery pack and 400V electric technology, plus a motor with around 800Nm of torque. That implies DC fast charging at around 150kW maximum, and a possible dual motor setup with an output of around 400hp to 500hp.

105kWh is rather large for a midsized SUV EV, so we’re guessing this is the gross and not net figure. In comparison, the Audi E-Tron 55 has a 86kWh net and 95kWh gross, and the Mercedes-EQ EQC packs 80kWh (net) and 86kWh gross.

It’s not surprising, since if you read our preview story on the Grecale, you’ll know that it’s slightly larger than its German competitors, so there’s more space for a battery and (theoretically) longer range. But if your EV is efficient – like say the BMW iX3 – you don’t need as large a battery pack.



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About the Author

Derryn Wong

CarBuyer's chief editor brings 15 years of experience in automotive journalism, previously being the editor of Top Gear Singapore, a presenter for CNA, contributed to The Business Times, Today, and many other publications, and also covered technology as editor of Stuff magazine. An avid motorcyclist and photographer, he is the Chief Slave of two cats. Follow him on Instagram @werryndong

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