Stellantis teases first domestic BEVs from US marques
Two of the Amsterdam-headquartered conglomerate’s US brands are showing more of their first all-electric models for their home market
Stellantis, the sprawling combination that includes the European Fiat, Peugeot and Citroen brands and US marques such as Chrysler and Jeep, has begun showcasing the first BEV products to be sold in the US for two of its American divisions.
The Jeep brand will get what it is calling its first global BEV with all-electric premium Jeep Wagoneer S SUV. It will be sold in the US from this autumn, followed by “key markets around the world”.
Jeep already has the Avenger B-segment SUV crossover, but it is manufactured and mainly sold in Europe. While Stellantis has talked about taking it to some international markets, there has been no suggestion of marketing it in North America or China.
The Jeep Wagoneer S will also be offered exclusively as a BEV, whereas the Avenger has a mild hybrid option. It will boast 600 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of c.3.5 seconds.
And Stellantis has also been in recent days posting social media images of a pre-production model of its new Dodge Charger Daytona SRT all-electric muscle car, which it will make available for sale in late 2024.
Other Jeep BEVs for the US market are slated to follow. The Jeep Recon all-electric 4x4 SUV is also due to start sales sometime later this year. And an offroad Jeep Wrangler BEV is set to arrive in 2028.
Stellantis’ other US brands — Ram and Chrysler — also have BEV plans. Ram will offer an all-electric 2025 Ram 1500 BEV due to arrive in the fourth quarter of this quarter; to be followed by an extended range EV (EREV) version at a later date.
Chrysler’s plans are less clear. While it has been working on the all-electric Airflow Concept SUV, it remains to be seen if the first BEV it plans to launch in 2025 will retain that name or any significant elements of what it has displayed in the concept versions thus far.