Also Jeep electrifies its line-up
By 2022, the first battery electric Jeep should be ready. Even the Grand Cherokee will be offered in an all-electric version. Jeep has devised a strategy to offer different battery capacities. A modular approach should allow the customer to choose a smaller or larger battery at the dealer.
The smallest battery pack should offer a range of 100 km, the largest about 500 km. This, coupled with the modular system, means more flexibility for the Jeep clientèle. They could, for example, choose to have a bigger battery installed for a longer range during holidays.
Earlier this week, Jeep’s parent company, FCA, made a deal with Tesla to pool their CO2 emissions. This allows the company to escape EU fines for its fleet emitting too much CO2. While this provides a solution in the short term, with even stricter CO2 limits to come, carmakers have no choice than to invest in electrification.
The high investment costs for future technologies will bring greater consolidation in the automotive industry. FCA is often named in speculation on mergers in the industry, mainly because of its weak position in Europe.