Ferrari and Maserati are jointly developing an 800V charging system, according to a new report from Autocar New Zealand.
The 800V system is being developed alongside Ferrari’s and Maserati’s upcoming line of plug-in hybrid vehicles. It’s no surprise to hear that Ferrari and Maserati may be interested in DC fast charging, with Aston Martin set to debut its 800V fast charging setup in the Rapide-E next year. The Porsche Taycan will also feature 800V fast charging when deliveries commence in 2020.
The alleged 800V charging system may first appear on a Maserati-badged product, with the fully electric Alfieri sports car set to arrive by 2022. Maserati previewed the Alfieri during a product presentation this summer and claimed the coupe would be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in under two seconds and top out at over 186 mph. It will also feature torque vectoring all-wheel drive and active aerodynamics. A plug-in hybrid Alfieri is expected to arrive as well.
Ferrari has also expressed interest in building an electric supercar, with the former CEO Sergio Marchionne telling media that “if there is an electric supercar to be built (Ferrari) will be the first.” Ferrari certainly won’t be the first electric supercar to market, despite Marchionne’s claims, but this statement all but confirmed the development of a Ferrari EV. Not that we were surprised – Ferrari isn’t going to sit idle while companies like Rimac, Nio and Tesla leapfrog them with their wildly powerful EVs.
In September, Ferrari announced that all of its future performance-oriented vehicles will feature a plug-in hybrid system with pure electric driving capability. It also said it was planning to keep the V12 and twin-turbo V8 in production for the foreseeable future and will introduce a new V6 engine family. While the V12 will remain exclusive to Ferrari, future Maserati plug-ins will likely tap the hybrid V8 and V6 powertrains.
[Source: Autocar New Zealand]