Stellantis offered up timing details of some of its upcoming EV models. The news was weaved into a presentation surrounding the company’s first-half financial results and included news around the first Jeep EV.
According to the presentation, the first Jeep EV is slated to arrive in the first half of 2023. Unfortunately, Stellantis did not offer any details on the upcoming Jeep EV aside from its timing. It has been rumored the brand’s first EV model will be a crossover that slots under the compact Renegade. This crossover would likely share its architecture with an Alfa Romeo model, which is also slated to be an EV.
Thus far the Jeep brand has only dabbled with electrification. The brand is offering plug-in hybrid variants of select models through its 4xe product line. Jeep also previewed a battery-electric Wrangler dubbed the Magneto Concept during this year’s Easter Jeep Safari in Moab. At the time, the Magneto was phrased as a technical study. There has been no indication it will be the brand’s first EV model, despite the fact it “looked” very production ready. That said, Jeep has promised an electrified variant in every segment it operates by 2025.
Stellantis is in the midst of a significant investment into electrification. The automaker has four new vehicle architectures dedicated for EV’s, which will offer 300 to 500 miles of range. Those four architectures are expected to proliferate Stellantis’ 14 brands over the coming years as it accelerates its EV efforts.