Maserati to join Formula E as new manufacturer from 2023
Baku, January 11, AZERTAC
The Italian manufacturer will end its lengthy hiatus from single-seater racing to join Formula E next year, in partnership with a yet-to-be-announced team – an arrangement akin to fellow Stellantis brand DS and its deal with Techeetah, according to Motorsport.com.
Having become part of the Stellantis automotive group at the start of 2021, following a merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the PSA Group, Maserati is due to launch an electric variant of its MC20 sportscar ahead of plans to have electric variants of its full range by 2025.
This follows Stellantis’ plans, outlined in 2021, which pledged to invest €30bn through to the end of 2025 to develop its interests in electrification.
To develop its products further in the realms of motorsport, Maserati will hence develop its own Gen3 powertrain – which will generate 350kW of power in addition to a standard-spec front powertrain pushing 250kW.
“The Maserati brand today is going back to the future, going back to its roots of racing,” said Maserati CEO Davide Grasso in a call to select media on Monday.