By 2030, Jeep wants 50% of the cars it sells in the United States to be electric, reaching 100% in Europe. The company recently introduced its first such model, the Avenger, a small SUV based on the Stellantis group’s eCMP platform that offers a range of about 400 km WLTP.
It is confirmed that the next electric launches of the American company will be the Recon and the Wagoneer S. The first of them will be an SUV with an aesthetic inspired by that of the Wrangler, from which it will take solutions such as the removable roof and doors, while the second will be a luxury SUV with up to 644 km EPA. Both will arrive in Europe in 2024.
Everything indicates that the next Jeep to be electrified will be the Renegade and Compass, its two most successful models in Europe. Both will grow in size to make room for the Avenger; exceeding 4.30 and 4.50 meters long respectively. Unlike its smaller brother, which has been conceived for the Asian and especially European markets, both the Renegade and the Compass will continue to be sold throughout the world.
The electric Jeep Compass will arrive in 2025 and will make use of the STLA Medium platform, which will debut next year with the new Peugeot e-3008. This architecture will be able to house batteries with a capacity between 87 and 104 kWh, so its maximum autonomy could be close to 700 km WLTP. Of course, you will enjoy all-wheel drive versions.
Jeep will be 100% electric in Europe from 2030
The electric Jeep Renegade, for its part, will wait until 2026, the year in which the STLA Small platform will be launched. Despite being designed for small cars, this base will also support all-wheel drive. In this case, you can equip packs of between 32 and 82 kWh, offering a range of up to 500 km WLTP.
“My team is currently working on 11 new models in parallel. It’s been really good working with our colleagues from other parts of Stellantis. We are specialists in bodywork and they are specialists in electrification. We had input at this early stage to make sure there is room to stretch the chassis or for example additional suspension travel. That’s why we have so many models in the pipeline, to make sure that when it’s time to deliver them, we can deliver them,” explains Ralph Gilles, Head of Jeep Design.