FCA luxury brand Maserati has emphasized its Italian sourcing for upcoming cars, as the brand pushes into hybrid and fully electric models.
Maserati joins ranks of EV holdouts among exotic automakers
Although it announced the end of using Ferrari engines in its cars last week, Italian luxury-carmaker Maserati won't be going all-electric any time soon. "This is a brand that needs combustion engines,” Maserati's North American chief, Al Gardner, told Motor Trend in an interview earlier this...Eric C. Evarts
Could an electric Maserati compete with Tesla? FCA chief mulls it over
FCA is considering an electric Maserati sports car and Fiat city car.Stephen Edelstein
Maserati Levante SUV to get plug-in hybrid version via Pacifica minivan
The Maserati Levante plug-in hybrid will borrow powertrain components from the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.Stephen Edelstein
Fiat Chrysler CTO: Fuel Cells Are The Future, Batteries Are Not
The head of Maserati says that brand will not sell a battery-electric car.Stephen Edelstein
Racing Goes Green: ALMS Focused On Reducing Environmental Impact
The American Le Mans Series is taking steps to promote renewable fuels and alternative fuel sources. Series president Scott Atherton is out to prove that racing can produce environmental benefits.Kurt Ernst
Porsche To Offer $3,000 Optional Li-Ion Starter Battery on Select Models, Not For Use in Freezing TempsEric Loveday
Porsche has decided that a battery upgrade is in order for some of its high performance vehicles and this upgrade consists of lithium-ion. The company will begin offering an optional lithium-ion replacement starter battery in a measure to reduce weight over the standard lead acid battery. The benefits are limited strictly to weight savings, but the trade-offs are immediately apparent. The optional lithium-ion battery saves about 22 pounds of weight over the traditional lead acid setup. This optional piece of equipment comes in at 1,904 euros which translates to roughly $2,850. This...
Rumormill: Electric R8 Coming to Frankfurt?
Any worthwhile discussion of today's best supercars mentions the Audi R8. It's a car that looks like it was sent to Earth from an alternate, more advanced (but clearly benevolent) dimension. The interior is as luxurious as they come. Not to mention the performance, which rivals that of Ferraris...Robert Scardino
Brusa Sypder: Competition for the Tesla?
Let's say you're interested in the Tesla Roadster but prefer something different, perhaps something European. Until now, there haven't been many options, except perhaps the super-sleek Fisker, which is still a stretch in terms of direct competition. But now there's something new, something...Jennifer Knightstep