FPT Industrial chosen for Maserati's new full-electric car

Maserati has selected powertrain brand FPT Industrial on the 100% full-electric Maserati GranTurismo Folgore, with advanced electric powertrain technology

FPT Industrial has been chosen by Maserati for its new full-electric GranTurismo Folgore. FPT Industrial, the powertrain brand of Iveco Group, have worked closely with Maserati to create the new Maserati Gran Turismo Folgore, the first car in the brand’s history to adopt a 100% electric powertrain.

The new and innovative car from Maserati is based on 800V technology, as well as having been developed with cutting-edge technical solutions derived from Formula E. It is also equipped with three 300kW permanent magnet motors integrated into front and rear FPT Industrial electric axles, delivering up to 761 horsepower to the vehicle. 

A complete solution in a compact design

This system has been deemed to be both powerful and efficient, as it permits a top speed of 325km/h, with a 2.7 second 0-100 km/h time. Jointly developed by FPT Industrial and Maserati, the FPT ePropulsion system is of very high quality and in-keeping with the Maserati brand.

The FPT Industrial eAxles, which involves having a single-motor electric axle at the front and a two-motor electric angle at the rear, delivers top levels of power density up to 4.83 kW/kg. These are a first for the FPT brand and feature a compact and lightweight aluminium design. 

Capturing a keen focus on ensuring sustainability throughout the Maserati brand, the eAxles are manufactured in the ePowertrain plant, the Iveco Group’s first carbon-neutral location, in Turin, Italy. 

Both the front and rear axles stand out for being a complete solution in a very compact design. All components, including the inverters, are integrated into the eAxles and thereby avoiding the need to place them elsewhere in the car structure. This is beneficial in terms of weight distribution and space. Also incorporated into the car is a parking lock system for enhanced safety, by preventing the vehicle from moving whilst parked. 

In addition, the two motors integrated into the patented rear axle are completely decoupled with no transmission connecting the wheels. This design makes it possible to independently manage the torque of each wheel, which boasts a maximum wheel torque of 3,100 newton-metres (front), and 6,500 newton-metres (rear).

The Torque Vectoring has been reported to deliver considerably higher levels of safety, stability and control to the Gran Turismo Folgore no matter the situation.

“To be chosen as [a] technology partner by Maserati means facing challenges that require the highest levels of experience and expertise, combined with the right flexibility,” said Andrea Cugnini, Head of FPT Industrial’s ePowertrain Business Line. 

“I am proud to say that the team went the extra mile to overcome all these challenges, giving FPT Industrial an opening into the high-performance car segment and making it an integral part of a genuine new Italian masterpiece. We have combined tailor-made technology, sustainability, and the thrill provided by only the best high-end cars.”

The new 100% electric Maserati Gran Turismo Folgore was presented to the press at the end of January 2023, whilst it was unveiled to the public during the Motor Valley Fest in Modena, Italy.

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