- There will be an electric Jeep model in every SUV segment by 2025.
- The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe was the best-selling PHEV in the U.S. in May.
- The brand showed a glimpse of the new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe.
Get ready for a full range of electric Jeep models within the next few years. During the Stellantis EV Day 2021 online presentation, the company announced that each of the American brand’s model lines will offer a zero-emission variant.
The just-launched 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid is sold out for the rest of the year in North America, said Jeep CEO Christian Meunier, and during the month of May, it was allegedly the best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in the U.S. Over in Europe, Jeep also sells PHEV variants of other models, including the Jeep Renegade 4xe and the Jeep Compass 4xe. And today, the brand unveiled the all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, also a plug-in hybrid, in addition to announcing it will install solar-powered charging stations on various off-road trails in the country.
The Jeep presentation also touted the brand’s vision for 2025 and for 2030, which includes peer-to-peer charging between electric Jeep models, biometric face recognition to lock and unlock the vehicle doors, Jeep drone pairing, autonomous off-road capability, remote vehicle tracking through eyeglasses, and flat-seat stargazing, just to name a few.
The fully electric Wrangler in the presentation bore the inscription “Freedom” on its hood, suggesting that could be the name of an EV trim level beyond the 4xe moniker. The company announced that there will be a zero-emission Jeep 4xe model in every SUV segment, including the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer lines. In addition, 70% of all Jeep sales will consist of electrified models by 2025.
As for Stellantis as a whole, all of its 14 brands have an electrification strategy, although only six of them were presented during EV Day 2021, including the electric Jeep model lineup, a future fully electric Dodge muscle car along with a fully electric Ram 1500 pickup on the way by 2025. Fiat, Peugeot and Opel also announced their plans to introduce zero-emission models in Europe over the next few years.