Jeep Has Finally Unveiled an Electric SUV

Jeep has unveiled its first battery-electric SUV, and details are relatively scarce. Here’s what we know so far.
Written by Alex Healey
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Mar 9, 2022
Jeep SUV EV
Jeep
is a classic American brand with legions of loyal customers, but rather than rest on its laurels, the company wants to become the
greenest SUV maker in the world
To help achieve this goal, it wants an EV in every segment by 2025, and to have EVs comprise 100% of its European sales by 2026. This sounds great, but considering Jeep has only just released its first hybrid-electric model—
the 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe
—it's going to have to pick up the pace!
Well, last week Jeep unveiled pictures of its first battery-electric crossover. Details are scarce, but here’s what we know so far. 

What do we know about Jeep’s first electric SUV?

Stellantis—Jeep’s parent company—unveiled pictures of Jeep’s first all-electric SUV during its 2021 earnings presentation last week. 
CNET
explains the new car has not been given a name yet. In fact, there is no information whatsoever, other than a projected release date of 2023.
Based on the photos, the Jeep EV appears to be smaller than any model currently available, but it retains many of the brand staples, including the seven-segment grille and chunky front fenders. 
And aside from missing a tailpipe, the rear looks like any other compact Jeep. While this might seem a little boring, it should assuage the fears of traditionalists who worry the brand will forget its roots.

When will the Jeep EV be available to buy?

Jeep’s first electric SUV will be available to buy in Europe in the first half of 2023.  There has been no mention of a U.S. release date, but CEO Christian Meunier has promised an EV in every segment by 2025.
In the meantime, the Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee are both available as 4xe plug-in hybrid variants, and Americans desiring a fully electric SUV can look to other brands.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, and Tesla Model Y have all received good reviews and are available to buy this year.
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