Yes, folks, the EV future is here. It’s been here. And it's now marching along to Alfa Romeo, where the much-loved but also infamous Alfa Romeo Giulia is set to go full electric for its next generation.
According to a report from Autocar, Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato has confirmed that the Giulia will be fully electric, and has even offered details about charging speed, range, trims, and how horsepower levels will be stratified across the range. Most importantly for enthusiasts, details about the high-performance Giulia Quadrifoglio.
The current Giulia Quadrifoglio has been around for a while, and through that time has suffered some trials. It is ultra-fast and handles extremely well, but some reviewers experienced early reliability issues that affected the perception of the Giulia. In its current iteration, the Giulia uses two engines: a turbocharged inline-four and a twin-turbo Ferrari-derived 90-degree V6.
Those will be ditched entirely in favor of EV powertrain options. The lowest trim will offer 345hp from an unknown amount of motors, likely only powering a single axle. The mid-trim Veloce, which currently has 280 hp, will reportedly have around 790 hp. Finally, the top-trim Quadrifoglio will offer around 1,000 hp, which will almost certainly be all-wheel-drive but with a still unknown amount of motors.
Imparato also impressed the importance of range and charging speed for the next Giulia, suggesting a 435-mile range on the European WLTP cycle and confirmed that the car will have an 800-volt charging architecture that will allow charging from 10% to 80% “within 18 minutes.” There is no word on the battery the car will use, nor its rated kWh. Finally, Imperato confirmed an upcoming small SUV, potentially called Brennero, is coming, as well as a large sedan to compete with the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S.
Alfa Romeo is committed to going full EV. Whether that will shore up sales for the brand is yet to be seen. But one thing’s for sure: it’ll be fast.
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