Electric Jeep Recon SUV
DETROIT — Jeep plans to launch four new all-electric SUVs in North America by 2025, including a luxury Grand Wagoneer and a Wrangler-inspired off-road vehicle called the Recon.
The quintessential American SUV brand announced the new vehicles on Thursday along with plans to have half of its sales in the United States and all of its sales in Europe be fully electric vehicles by 2030. The sales targets are consistent with precedents announced by Jeep’s parent company. , Stellantide.
Jeep executives have said the new EV models will be additions to the brand’s lineup, not replacements for current models such as its flagship Wrangler off-road SUV.
These announcements are Jeep’s most detailed and aggressive electrification plans to date. Previously, the brand focused largely on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that offer all-electric driving in addition to a traditional internal combustion engine.
Electric Jeep Recon SUV
“Our goal is very clear: to become the world leader in SUV electrification,” Jeep CEO Christian Meunier said during a press briefing. The company plans to achieve this goal by 2025.
The Recon — a “brother” to the Wrangler — and the electric Grand Wagoneer, called the “S,” are expected to go into production in 2024, Jeep said.
The automaker is targeting a range of 400 miles on a single charge, 600 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of around 3.5 seconds for the electric Grand Wagoneer S. The brand hasn’t announced performance expectations for the Recon beyond saying it will offer Wrangler-like off-road capability.
Jeep CEO Christian Meunier with the brand’s new all-electric Grand Wagoneer S (left) and Recon SUVs
Jeep also plans to offer four new electric vehicles in Europe by 2025, including a small SUV called the Avenger that won’t be sold in the United States. Meunier declined to say how many vehicles would be sold in North America and Europe.
The Avenger, which is smaller than the brand’s entry-level Jeep Renegade, will arrive in European showrooms in early 2023, according to the company.
Jeep expects every vehicle in its lineup to offer some form of “electrification” by 2025. This could include hybrid, plug-in hybrid or all-electric models. The company declined to predict how much of its sales will be powered by a traditional gasoline engine by 2025 or 2030.
Electric Jeep Avenger
Jeep currently offers plug-in hybrid electric versions of its Wrangler and Grand Cherokee in the United States. Vehicles can travel in all-electric mode before an internal combustion engine is started to power the vehicles. Electrified 4×4 models are badged “4xe”, a play on the brand’s off-road reputation combined with electrification.
“This is just the start of an exciting new chapter,” said Jim Morrison, Jeep North America brand manager. “4xe is the new 4×4.”
Jeep parent company Stellantis’ comprehensive electrification strategy includes investing 30 billion euros, currently worth $30.1 billion, in electric vehicles and supporting technologies up to in 2025. The company plans to have 55 electrified vehicles in the United States and Europe by 2025 – 40 all-electric models and 15 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
Electric Jeep Grand Wagoneer S