Jeep Reveals Electric Future With Three New Zero-Emissions SUVs

Parent company Stellantis and iconic off-roading brand Jeep unveiled on YouTube the first phase of the Dare Forward 2030 product strategy of America’s favorite off-roading marquee. Jeep plans to be the leading electrified SUV maker in the world and is releasing four battery-electric SUVs in North America and Europe no sooner than 2025 (three of which are detailed here). Jeep plans to achieve EV sales of 50 percent in the USA and 100 percent in Europe by 2030 while offering electrified variants across its portfolio, headlined by the new Wagoneer 4xe.

“Driven by the success of our electrified 4xe portfolio in North America and Europe, we are designing and developing the most capable and sustainable Jeep SUVs to date, on our path to becoming the leading zero-emission SUV brand in the world,” said Christian Meunier, Jeep brand CEO.

Jeep Avenger EV: Coming to Europe in 2023

With plans to have an all-electric European lineup by the end of this year, Jeep is making haste by formally introducing its first all-electric vehicle at the Paris Auto Show on October 17th, 2022. The forthcoming Jeep Avenger is the first-ever all-electric Jeep SUV that made its digital debut in early 2022. “This modern, fun, and emotional SUV will appeal to a growing set of customers looking for a capable, compact, modern, and all-electric Jeep brand alternative to the current players,” said Antonella Bruno, Head of Jeep Europe at Stellantis.

Jeep has yet to reveal what’s underneath the Avenger’s progressive body style. Still, it’s targeting 248 miles (400 km) of range with familiar Jeep capabilities like impressive breakover and approach angles, generous ground clearance, and a tech-filled interior. “The all-new Avenger will offer Jeep brand capability rightsized for the European market,” Bruno added.

The Jeep Avenger won’t see the light of day stateside. Instead, it will strut its wares in Japan, South Korea, and the rest of Europe. Production for the Jeep Avenger will commence near the end of 2022 in Tychy, Poland, and will grace showrooms by early 2023.

Jeep Recon & Wagoneer S: American Electric Fun

While our European neighbors have fun in their Jeep Avengers, American buyers get to choose from two new Jeep EVs: Recon and Wagoneer S. Despite its modern electric powertrain, the Recon offers genuine trail-rated capabilities with its standard Selec-Terrain traction management system, e-locker axle technology, knobby off-road tires, and underbody skid plates.

Meanwhile, Jeep is bolstering its premium SUV lineup with an all-electric Wagoneer. Wearing the code name “Wagoneer S,” it’s not merely an all-electric variant of the current Wagoneer, as the EV will come with a sleeker, more aerodynamically optimized body. Jeep claims 400 miles of range, 600 horsepower (from a still undetermined number of electric motors), and zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. And since we’re talking about a Jeep, Wagoneer S has a standard 4×4 drivetrain with all-terrain management software to make mincemeat of rugged terrain.

The incoming Jeep Recon and Wagoneer S will go on sale worldwide and in some parts of Europe in early 2023.