The first all-electric Jeep SUV is coming in 2023
Stellantis has unveiled the first fully electric Jeep SUV, which is due to launch in early 2023. The company showed off the Jeep’s design at a recent presentation, but no specifications have been released yet.
Mark Allen, Head of Design for Jeep, suggested that this nameless electric Jeep SUV would be smaller than the Renegade. The vehicle will likely have a shallower windscreen for aerodynamic efficiency. The trademark Jeep grille has also been replaced with a closed-off version, which is more appropriate for an electric vehicle.
At the same event, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares also revealed the new electric Ram 1500 pickup, which will be available in 2024. The announcement of these two vehicles came with promises from Stellantis to be carbon net-zero by 2038, with an intermediate milestone of a 50% carbon reduction by 2030.
To help achieve these targets, Stellantis is planning to have over 75 battery-powered electric vehicles in its lineup by the end of the decade, with electric Jeeps in every market segment by 2025.
In terms of its technology, Stellantis aims to increase its vehicles battery capacity to 400 GWh; that is 140 GWh higher than the batteries currently envisaged by Stellantis. The company is also working on hydrogen fuel cell technology, which it plans to roll out to some vehicles, such as large vans, in 2024.