Chrysler Halcyon EV Concept: radical future with ‘unlimited range’

American carmaker Chrysler has presented a new concept that shows a glimpse into the brand’s electric future, however far it may be. Unlike the Airflow concept of 2022, the Chrysler Halcyon EV Concept demonstrates technologies that don’t exist.

The Chrysler Halcyon EV Concept features a lithium-sulfur battery, inductive charging that could give it unlimited range on charging roads, a virtual assistant, biometric recognition for hands-free entry, and level 4 autonomous driving.

Chrysler aims to showcase new technologies with the Halcyon EV Concept /Stellantis

No minivan, but ‘people first’

Chrysler is moving in a new direction. After being one of the key players in the birth of the minivan back in the 80s, the American carmaker hasn’t been making the news lately. Its current product range is as bland as can be, however, the brand sees a bright electric future. It showed the way with the 2022 Airflow concept.

Unlike many recent concept cars, the Chrysler Halcyon EV Concept doesn’t pretend to show us a future production vehicle. It aims to impress with technologies and amenities that don’t exist yet. The future will tell us if the American brand is just dreaming or actually teasing…

The four-door coupé Chrysler aims to offer a ‘zen-like experience’ /Stellantis

Design evolution

The Halcyon EV Concept takes the shape of a sleek coupé-like four-door sedan. At the front, an impressive air blade allows air to pass through and improve aero. It’s emphasized by a full-length light bar and an illuminated Chrysler logo. Above it, the windscreen takes the shape of a fighter jet canopy, while impressive suicide doors and opening parts of the roof give access to the interior.

The inside is as futuristic as the outside, with a bright and airy cockpit, which seems to be only composed of a yoke-like steering wheel and a 15.6-inch infotainment screen. Chrysler adds a head-up display with augmented reality. Both the pedal assembly and steering wheel can fold away, while the two front seats can retract in autonomous driving mode.

Inside the Chrysler Halcyon EV Concept, light and minimalist are the keywords /Stellantis

Technology from the day after tomorrow

While Chrysler presents new technologies with over-the-air updates inside, the most impressive one might be the inductive charging. Driving on the correct road equipped with sensors, the inductive charging technology could potentially give the Halcyon EV Concept unlimited range.

Chrysler also announces that this concept, built on the STLA Large modular platform from mother group Stellantis, features 800-volt lithium-sulfur batteries. These cells, which use sulfur and don’t include cobalt, nickel, or manganese, are theoretically more energy-dense. According to the brand, they result in an estimated 60% lower carbon footprint than today’s best-in-class batteries.

The Chrysler Halcyon EV Concept features a new lithium-sulfur battery /Stellantis

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