The Chrysler Airflow is part of Stellantis’ electrification plans, including the fully electric Ram 1500 pickup truck and the Dodge muscle car due in 2024.
Airflow is not a new name in the automotive world. The name comes from the Chrysler Airflow model which was launched in 1934. The Chrysler Airflow was the first production car designed to overcome aerodynamic drag using a wind tunnel. Because it was the first car to use a wind tunnel for its design, the shape of the Chrysler Airflow was different from the models circulating in that era.
The name Airflow will be used again by Stellantis for their electric concept car. Re-used Airflow Vision which was launched at CES in 2020.
Altogether, Stellantis developed four EV platforms that offer a range of up to 500 miles and claim efficiencies of up to 4.3 kwh/mile.
Stellantis has just signed a memorandum of understanding with LG Energy Solution for their battery supply in North America. The deal includes funding solid-state battery developer Factorial.
Chrysler’s only plug-in vehicle at the moment is the Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Also available with a conventional petrol powertrain, the Pacifica (along with the Voyager sub-model) alone constitutes one of half of Chrysler’s current lineup, alongside the 300 sedan.