With a historical past courting again to World Battle II, the SUV-only Jeep model is now a part of Stellantis, together with manufacturers like Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat and Citroën. It has lengthy been recognized with off-road functionality and out of doors recreation, and accordingly, that is a giant a part of what it is focusing on with its first electrical choices.
In North America, Jeep will provide the Recon, a Jeep Wrangler-like off-road automobile, and very similar to the normal Jeep Wrangler, it will come full with detachable doorways and a big fabric sunroof that enables almost your complete roof to be opened. The Recon will solely be obtainable as an electrical automobile, in accordance with Jeep. It can have a storage space beneath the hood the place the engine would ordinarily be in a gas-powered SUV. Full particulars on the automobile can be supplied someday subsequent 12 months and it is deliberate to enter manufacturing in 2024.
Whereas it is much like the Wrangler, the Recon is not going to instantly exchange that automobile, mentioned Christian Meunier, international head of the Jeep model.
“The Wrangler stays the Wrangler,” he mentioned, calling it “the icon of the model.”
The brand new Jeep electrical automobiles all have some model of Jeep’s well-known “seven slot grille” despite the fact that electrical automobiles do not actually need grilles. The design factor factors up the fragile steadiness between Jeep’s lengthy heritage as a rugged off-road model and the longer term calls for for environmental sensitivity.
Jeep may also provide a brand new bigger electrical SUV the model has code-named the Wagoneer S. This automobile could have a “distinctive, smooth aerodynamic design and 4×4 functionality as commonplace,” Jeep introduced. The 600 horsepower SUV will be capable to journey 400 miles on a cost and can capable of go from zero to 60 miles an hour in 3.5 seconds, in accordance with Jeep. It is design incorporates a big rear wing over a sloping backend.
In Europe, Jeep will provide the Avenger, a compact electrical SUV smaller than the present Jeep Renegade, the smallest mannequin Jeep affords within the US. Jeep expects the Avenger to have the ability to drive so far as 400 kilometers, or almost 249 miles, earlier than needing to recharge. Jeep additionally guarantees spectacular off-road maneuverability for a automobile of its dimension. The Avenger can be unveiled on the Paris Motor Present in October, in accordance with Jeep.
Jeep additionally plans to put in 80 solar-powered electrical automobile chargers on off-road trails round america, Meunier mentioned. To date, 4 have been put in however the firm intends to extend the tempo of installations, he mentioned.