Maserati will build an EV version of its gorgeous Alfieri concept

For a minute, I'd thought Maserati forgot about this car entirely.

Maserati showed its Alfieri concept car at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The concept car debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
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Maserati's made a whole lot of noise about its Levante SUV in recent months, but we haven't heard much about the Alfieri coupe concept since it debuted. That's finally changing, and the news is quite electrifying.

Maserati plans to build an all-electric variant of its Alfieri concept when it finally moves to a production ready version, Just Auto reports, citing its interview with Peter Denton, the general manager for Maserati's Northern Europe operations. The EV version will follow a more traditional gas-powered Alfieri, which will reportedly debut in 2019.

The interview also gave us some hints as to what to expect from Maserati's next coupe. It's meant to be a competitor to the vaunted Porsche 911, although it will be a bit larger, more like a Jaguar F-Type. I know that's not much to go on, but considering it's the first big Alfieri news since the car debuted in 2014, I'm just happy to hear anything.

It was originally thought that Maserati would use the Alfieri as the replacement for its old-as-sin GranTurismo coupe. That won't be the case, as the Alfieri will allegedly live alongside a new version of the GranTurismo, both of which are slated for unveilings before the end of the decade.