Bloomberg Television reports that Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is giving consideration to producing an electric version of the Maserati Alfieri sportscar.
“I’ve always thought the economic model that supports Tesla is something that Fiat Chrysler could replicate as we have the brand and the vehicles to do it,” Marchionne said. “We need to experiment as we are doing now with connected cars and mobility as electrification is one of the potential answers.”
Marchionne cautioned however, that if an electric Alfieri is produced it will not be available until after the company’s five year plan concludes in 2018.
Marchionne is set to retire as CEO of Fiat Chrysler in 2019.