Do androids dream of all-electric Jeeps?
A new all-electric Jeep SUV has finally surfaced. Jeep’s parent company Stellantis released images of Jeep’s first EV at a press event on Tuesday along with announcements for the Ram ProMaster EV and a Ram 1500 electric pickup.
In a future business plan called “Dare Forward 3030”, Stellantis shared their stance on electric vehicles, mobility, and carbon footprints at a global press event in Amsterdam. With an estimate of over 100 launches from now through the end of the decade, the company included that the all-electric Jeep SUV is scheduled to launch early 2023.
Jeep’s first EV doesn’t currently have a name and there has been no confirmation whether it’s a completely new all-electric SUV model or an EV recreation of an existing model, such as the Jeep Compass that shares a similar size. Keep in mind that the new all-electric Jeep SUV for sure isn’t the Wrangler EV, which has already been confirmed for a 2024 launch.
At first glance, Jeep’s all-electric SUV is compact, rounded, and charming. There’s protective shielding and a false grille with what appears to be an illuminated “e”. With traits similar to the Compass, it’s clearly designed for the city dweller and its size will appeal to a wider worldwide audience.
Stellantis also teased their upcoming Ram ProMaster EV delivery van and the Ram 1500 electric pickup. The ProMaster is scheduled for a 2023 launch following Jeep’s first EV while the electric Ram 1500 is slated for a 2024 arrival. It has been confirmed that Amazon will use the ProMaster EV in their fleet.
Created just over a year ago, Stellantis is the carmaker formed by the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group, combining Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, and Maserati. Stellantis is working toward a future in which EVs account for 100% of all vehicles sold in Europe and 50% of the lineup in North America.