Jeep announces all-electric Wrangler-inspired SUV, new EVs by 2025

DETROIT – Jeep plans to launch 4 new all-electric SUVs in North America by 2025, together with a luxurious Grand Wagoneer and a Wrangler-inspired off-road car known as the Recon.

The quintessential American SUV model introduced the new automobiles Thursday together with plans for half of its U.S. gross sales, and all of its European gross sales, to be all-electric automobiles by 2030. The gross sales targets are in step with prior ones introduced by Jeep’s guardian firm, Stellantis.

Jeep executives mentioned the new EV fashions will likely be additions to the model’s lineup, not replacements for present fashions resembling its flagship Wrangler off-road SUV.

The bulletins make for Jeep’s most detailed and aggressive electrification plans up to now. Previously, the model was largely specializing in plug-in hybrid electrical automobiles that provide all-electric driving along with a standard inner combustion engine.

Electric Jeep Recon SUV

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“Our goal is very clear: Become the global leader in SUV electrification,” Jeep CEO Christian Meunier mentioned throughout a media briefing. The firm plans to realize that aim by 2025.

The Recon – a “brother” to the Wrangler – and the electrical Grand Wagoneer, known as the “S,” are anticipated to enter manufacturing in 2024, Jeep mentioned.

The automaker is focusing on a variety of 400 miles on a single cost, 600 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of round 3.5 seconds for the electrical Grand Wagoneer S. The model didn’t announce efficiency expectations for the Recon past saying it is going to provide Wrangler-like off-road functionality.

Jeep CEO Christian Meunier with the model’s new all-electric Grand Wagoneer S (left) and Recon SUVs

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Jeep additionally plans to supply 4 new EVs in Europe by 2025, together with a small SUV known as the Avenger that won’t be offered within the U.S. Meunier declined to say how most of the automobiles can be offered in each North America and Europe.

The Avenger, which is smaller than the model’s entry-level Jeep Renegade, will arrive in European showrooms in early 2023, based on the corporate.

Jeep plans for each car in its lineup to supply some type of “electrification” by 2025. That might embrace hybrid, plug-in hybrid electrical or all-electric fashions. The firm declined to forecast what a part of its gross sales will likely be powered by conventional gasoline-powered engine by 2025 or 2030.

Electric Jeep Avenger

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Jeep presently affords plug-in hybrid electrical variations of its Wrangler and Grand Cherokee within the U.S. The automobiles can journey in all-electric mode earlier than an inner combustion engine kicks on to energy the automobiles. The 4×4 electrified fashions are badged “4xe,” a play on the model’s off-road status mixed with electrification.

“This is just the beginning of an exciting new chapter,” mentioned Jim Morrison, head of the Jeep model in North America. “4xe is the new 4×4.”

Jeep-parent Stellantis’ general electrification technique consists of investing 30 billion euros, now price $30.1 billion, in electrical automobiles and supporting applied sciences by means of 2025. The firm expects to have 55 electrified automobiles within the U.S. and Europe by 2025 — 40 all-electric fashions and 15 plug-in hybrid electrical automobiles.

Electric Jeep Grand Wagoneer S

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