Jeep and electric vehicles
Jeep has definitely had a good start with electric vehicles and hybrid models. The Jeep manufacturer is now pushing the concept further. Going green remains a priority, as we can clearly see with the recently revealed all-new electric Jeep model!
You Jeep dealership in Montreal tells you more about this latest model and other future electric Jeeps. Find your new Jeep SUV in dealership, or build your own today!
The first 100 % electric model
The American manufacturer has just revealed its very first 100 % electric vehicle last month, through images. This overview shows us a modern style that still maintains the classic Jeep lines from previous generations.
Amongst these recognizable traits, we find the front radiator grille with 7 vertical lines. In this case, we cannot refer to them as slits or openings, as would be the case, for example, on a fuel model. This is because the electric motor does not require it; and so they play a purely esthetic role.
The grille imitation and the headlights positioned in straight vertical lines remind us of the Compass and the Grand Cherokee. As for size -even if dimensions are yet to be revealed-, the electric SUV seems closer to a Compass.
At the back, we find the "X" shaped taillights. The model shown had a black contrasting roof, as well as several black elements throughout that contrasted highly with the bright yellow of the body.
Other than the fact that we know that it will be a zero emission SUV, exterior style is the only information we have access to at the moment. According to certain car experts, the model should have two battery capacities and a range that should play around 500 km.
More details about this newest model -that still does not have a name- will be made available over the next few months. It will surely take the market by storm! Production for the first electric Jeep should begin towards the end of the year, and it should hit the roads in 2023.
Jeep has also hinted towards another electric Jeep model that might also be revealed soon, and that is specially designed for off-road driving… So stay tuned, as things will be moving quickly with the American manufacturer!
Several new models coming soon
Stellantis has big goals and big plans for all of its brands, but more specifically for Jeep, since it will work as a pivot at the heart of the Group. Following the next two 100 % electric models that are said to be arriving soon, things will keep evolving quickly.
In fact, after the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee -the first two with electric versions- and after revealing a new electric Jeep SUV, Stellantis further announces that all Jeep models will have an electric version between now and 2025!
On top of the electric models that are already available, there are also 4 other SUVs: the Wagoneer, the Cherokee, the Compass and the Renegade. There is also an intermediate truck, the Jeep Gladiator. Most of these vehicles will soon have an available electric version as well, on top of all of the new models that will also be arriving soon.
Even more ambitious still, between now and 2030, Stellantis is planning on launching 75 electric models over all brands. We can expect an abundance of new electric models within the next three years. The future has never been so electrifying!
A first battery plant in Canada
Not only is Jeep going through a rapid evolution in terms of electric vehicles, but the brand is nowhere close to slowing down. Major investments are being made and one of these is Canada's very first battery plant for electric vehicles, which will be built in Ontario.
"Going green" are not empty words, as Stellantis is planning an important production of electric vehicles which should represent no less than 50 % of sales in North-America, between now and 2030.
On top of these major private investments, let's also mention that government grants will also substantially add onto the already growing network of available charging stations.
Two plug-in hybrids on the market
The legendary Jeep Wrangler was the very first to become part of the plug-in hybrid category, followed closely -and recently- by the Grand Cherokee. With the 4xe logo, these Jeep hybrids have clearly demonstrated that going electric takes nothing away from off-road skills and performance.
It also manages to reduce fuel consumption numbers for these giants to under the 5.0 L/100 km mark, and without making any compromises. Their 17 kWh lithium-ion battery and 4- cylinder heat engine offers 375 combined horsepower. When it comes to maximum torque, the Wrangler reaches 460 lb-ft. and the Grand Cherokee 470 lb-ft.
With these first plug-in hybrid vehicles, Jeep has shown that going green takes nothing away from power, performance and strength, as the outstanding numbers clearly demonstrate. The first zero emission electric Jeeps should be just as spectacular. Stay tuned for more details with your Des Sources Chrysler dealership!