Stellantis has revealed ‘Dare Forward 2030’, the conglomerate’s electrification strategy that will work towards carbon net zero emissions by 2038 and the arrival of the first fully-electric Jeep by early 2023.
As part of a self-appointed “leadership role in decarbonization,” Stellantis, the parent company of Jeep, Fiat, Dodge, Ram and Alfa Romeo, is looking to cut carbon emissions in half across its myriad line by 2030 ahead of full zero-carbon policy effective 2038. In an effort to reach this goal, Stellantis will aim for 100 per cent of its sales in Europe and 50 per cent in the United States to come by battery-electric vehicles by the end of the decade.
Doubling down on this statement of intent, Stellantis also plans to feature 75 BEVs across its brands by 2030 with global BEV sales reaching five million. 25 all-new, US-specific battery electric vehicles are also in the works.
Chief among these new arrivals for Jeep will be the marque’s first-ever all-electric SUV, a significant addition to its expanding 4xe plug-in hybrid range. Images of the as-of-yet unnamed Jeep showcase a design similar to the Cherokee SUV, though it’s speculated the new arrival will sit below the Renegade on Jeep’s line-up. Having said that, the newcomer will be the first of “a comprehensive fully-electric Jeep line-up that will cover every SUV segment by 2025.”
Alongside the new Jeep, Stellantis’ electrified lineup will be further bolstered by a RAM ProMaster BEV later that year and a plug-in hybrid Ram 1500 pick-up truck, the latter of which is set to arrive in 2024.
“Our journey is fueled by a focus on innovation and engineering excellence that will put the latest technology into all our vehicles,” Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares explains in an official statement. “From the most affordable to the high-performance and luxury, all offered through the extensive product portfolio of our incredible and unique house of brands.
“We are proud of our rich history. It shows our grit, perseverance and agility. To this we add the mindset of entrepreneurs to deliver Dare Forward 2030.”