► Electric Jeeps on the horizon
► Particularly suitable for seven slot grille models
► All about the traction
Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares has revealed two images of the first ever electric Jeep. Shown during the Stellantis group’s Dare Forward 2030 presentation, it’s a sign of the inevitable move towards electric cars.
The two pictures also reveal Jeep won’t be making any huge changes to its design langauge; despite the new car’s powertrain. Get past the blanked-out grille, and the new electric Jeep looks similar to any other of the brand’s currnet cars.
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EV in the ether
Speaking as a guest on our sister site WhichCar’s podcast, Jeep head of design Mark Allen said designing an electric Jeep is not only something the department is considering, but that the technology is particularly suitable for seven-slot grille models.
‘It’s a hot topic and we talk about it all the time,’ he told WhichCar Weekly. ‘We have ideas and plans for the future well beyond what we have now.
‘We’ve talked recently about powertrains and electrification and really what that brings for us and I don’t see it as a compliance issue. I view it as an opportunity to make what we do even better.’
According to Allen, the possibilities that electric drivetrains enable, will boost off-road capability as well as the more frequently cited emissions and renewable energy advantages.