Jeep to bring in its first all-electric SUV in 2023
While the entire automotive industry is working to electrify the vehicles, major offroading vehicle manufacturer Jeep doesn't want to shy away from the trend. Just a few days ago, the US automaker showcased its future plans for the Jeep electric SUV. Now, the brand has revealed that it would bring the first all-electric Jeep in the first half of 2023.
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The future Jeep electric SUVs would get autonomous off-roading capabilities, remote vehicle tracking, self-driving technology, etc among other features. It would also get a multi-power port, biometric facial recognition to unlock the vehicle, dynamic tire pressure for off-roading adventures, peer-to-peer charging, the ability to connect with a drone, etc.
Jeep's parent company Stellantis has confirmed this during the latest financial result announcement. According to Stellantis, it will launch 21 low-emission vehicles over the next two years.
The fourth-largest automaker in the world has also confirmed that it plans to invest around $35.5 billion in the electrification of its fleet of vehicles by 2025. Jeep would be one of the major brands to receive a chunk of this huge investment. This comes in line with Jeep's strategy to electrify 70% of its total global sales by 2025.
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Jeep is yet to disclose, which SUV of the carmaker will be the first to receive an electric powertrain. However, the recently unveiled video showed a Wrangler-based EV concept. In that case, an all-electric Jeep Wrangler is a possibility.
Interestingly, Jeep Wrangler already comes available in a hybrid 4xe configuration n China and Europe. Among other electrified Jeep models, Compass and Renegade are available with plug-in hybrid options. Jeep Commander PHEV is sold in China. The automaker is working on a Grand Cherokee plug-in hybrid that could launch later in 2021.
Jeep is also working on a three-row Grand Cherokee, a new Wagoneer, and a Grand Wagoneer.