That fifth generation Jeep Grand Cherokee is scheduled to be fully launched at the New York Auto Show in August, which means that Jeep is already continuing to throw crumbs of new information about it to generate blogs like this one. In this case a photo.
The Grand Cherokee 4xe, to no surprise, resembles a Grand Cherokee with a charging port, unveiled Thursday as part of Stellanti’s big EV day, where it described how it planned to electrify its brands. In the case of Jeeps, this means that it plans to offer a “zero-emission vehicle” – a plug-in hybrid seems to count as such, given that it can run on all electric power a bit – in each SUV segment by 2025 There will also be a Grand Wagoneer 4xe and a Wagoneer one that we had previously wondered.
Jeep claimed that 70 percent of its sales will also be electrified by 2025, which could mean either battery electric or mild hybrid, but given Jeep’s offer today, that probably means just 4xe.
If you’re wondering why all this can not happen in America before 2025, it’s a fair question when Jeep said on Monday that its complete SUV lineup in Europe already offers 4xe technology. Demand and rules are definitely the relevant issues there, as in, rules are stricter in Europe and it is a mystery to me who exactly want a PHEV jeep in America.
Also: How many people will end up with a PHEV jeep without even knowing it?
Considering that retailers are not too high on EVs to begin with, my guess is a reasonable amount, since what kind of retailer leases a PHEV without mentioning the whole plug-in thing if this tweet is any proof? The switch to electric cars will be long and full of nice idiocy like this, get ready.