Jeep has a target of 70 percent of their sales coming from electric cars by 2025. To make this happen, the profits from selling mobiles with internal combustion engines will be capital for the development of electric vehicles.
Earlier this month, the car manufacturer from the United States introduced the Jeep Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L. Both products are equipped with a 3,000 cc twin turbocharged V6 engine dubbed the ‘Hurricane’ which produces 510 hp and 678 Nm of torque.
Jeep CEO Christian Meunier said the industry was in transition and there was still a need for a powerful combustion engine like the Hurricane.
“We are in a transition period and there are customers who have multiple needs. The vision is zero emission freedom, that’s what we aim for for Jeep. The problem is you can’t do it overnight,” said Meunier.
The Wrangler 4xe hybrid shows that Jeep buyers are open to electrified models. In fact, it’s accounted for 25-30 percent of the Wrangler’s sales since its introduction in late 2020, and the hybrid Grand Cherokee will soon be shipped to authorized Jeep dealers.
Until now, Jeep has not set a date when this car will be fully electric.