Stellantis Announces Dates for Dodge, Jeep® and Ram Electrified Events!

During its first half (H1) results for 2022, Stellantis disclosed some key data related to key electric vehicle programs for its North American business. Three brands (Dodge, Jeep® and Ram) are expected to reveal details about their future electric plans during those dates. We thought we’d take a look at the schedule and discuss what to expect with each reveal.

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In just a few weeks, the American performance brand will present two programs for the electrification of vehicles. On August 16 and 17, the Dodge brand will be announcing what they call their ‘Gateway’ and ‘Future’ muscle vehicles at the ‘Dodge Speed ​​Week’ event, just before this year’s iconic Woodward Dream Cruise.

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The Gateway vehicle should be the official unveiling of the 2023 Dodge Hornet (GG). If you follow MoparInsiders.com, you know that the Hornet is based on the all-new Alfa Romeo Tonale and will be produced in Italy. The new C-SUV will feature a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain and will be the brand’s first electric product to hit the market.

Now the Tonale and Hornet will share the Compass 4xe’s PHEV system. However, the Tonale uses a larger 15.5 kWh battery pack rather than the 11.4 kWh system on the Compass 4xe. We’re not sure if the Hornet will use the same battery pack as the Tonale or the smaller pack on the Compass, to keep the price down.

The PHEV powertrain will use two electric motors with a fuel-efficient 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. This architecture offers two cars in one: a battery-electric vehicle with an electric motor (e-motor) and a high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack on the rear axle, and a conventional vehicle with an internal combustion engine (ICE) mounted on the front axle, enabling four-wheel drive (AWD) ) arises.

For North America, the Tonale Q4 PHEV delivers a total power of 275 hp (180 hp from the ICE and the rest of its e-motor. This allows the Tonale to go from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h)). acceleration in just 6.2 seconds, while the vehicle has a fully electric range of up to 80 kilometers in the urban cycle and 60 kilometers when combined city and highway.

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As for the future muscle offering, it should be a conceptual version of the next-generation Dodge Challenger (LB). The next generation Challenger will enter production in 2023 as a 2024 model and will offer both ICE and battery electric vehicle (BEV) powertrains.

The new “eMuscle” car should have a twin e-motor with an output of more than 800 horsepower. A teaser video during the automaker’s Presentation EV Day 2021, previewed the muscle car and demonstrated its AWD capabilities. It will be based on the new STLA Large architecture, an evolution of the current Giorgio platform underlying the Grand Cherokee (WL), Alfa Romeo Stelvio (GU) and Alfa Romeo Giulia (GA).

From what we’ve been told, the car should combine some retro muscle car elements with a more modern look. The new electrified eMuscle car should easily be faster than the drag racing-focused 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. We expect the new eMuscle cars to be similar in size to the current Challenger (LA).

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Jeep has made no secret of its intentions to bring electrification to all of its models. The brand will hold a “4xe Day” event sometime in September. The event should introduce some of the automaker’s intentions to bring PHEV options to North America.

We expect Jeep to introduce its updated 2023 Jeep Renegade 4xe to the world and make an official announcement that the Renegade and Compass 4xe models will arrive in North America in 2024. Our sources have stated that we can expect a Jeep Gladiator 4xe to arrive sometime in 2024 as a 2025 model.

While Jeep calls the event 4xe Day, we also expect the American adventure brand to list some facts about the new global Jeep “Junior” or “Jeepster” (JJ) B-SUV, as well as electrified options for the Wagoneer range.

There may also be some information about the upcoming next-generation Cherokee (KM). Another vehicle is planned to be based on the STLA Large architecture and will offer ICE and BEV powertrains.

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The Ram brand kicks off in November with its Revolution plans. Two major products are planned for production in the coming years, which will completely electrify the “Built To Serve” brand.

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The brand’s first electric vehicle will be the Ram ProMaster BEV. We’ve talked a lot about the ProMaster BEV over the past few months and even showed photos of the full-size bus being tested in Italy. Based on the Fiat Professional E-Ducato, we know a lot about the properties of the ProMaster BEV.

With a 79 kWh battery, the E-Ducato can cover up to 280 kilometers (174 miles) in the Globally Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), which is equivalent to 370 kilometers (230 miles) in the urban cycle. It takes no more than 30 minutes to charge enough to drive 100 kilometers (62 miles).

In terms of flexibility, to meet such a wide and diverse range of needs, the E-Ducato also offers a Drive Mode Selector. In “Normal” mode, it strikes the ideal balance between performance and cost, or it can be set to “Eco” mode to save energy. When a really heavy load needs to be transported or the vehicle faces a demanding ascent, the right choice is the “Power” mode. E-Ducato has two other features to give its drivers peace of mind:

  • “Turtle Mode” – similar to the battery saver feature on a mobile phone. It activates automatically when the battery is low and limits the vehicle’s performance so that the battery lasts 8 to 10% longer.
  • “Recovery Mode” – If one battery module fails, the other takes its place to ensure that it can continue to work.

Amazon has already committed to purchasing the Ram ProMaster BEV for its fleet of delivery vehicles. Ram offers the 2023 ProMaster with a retractable rear door for the first time. There has even been talk of Ram offering a side door option, making deliveries even more convenient for its future van lineup.

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A few months ago, Ram . introduced RamRevolution.com, a hub to provide consumers with a closer connection to the electric vehicle (EV) brand and philosophy, meaningful updates with unique imagery, content and an ongoing dialogue that provides an opportunity to provide input as Ram EV trucks are developed. Ram has also gotten customer feedback with their “Ram Real Talk Tour” series, about what their vehicles need to do to meet customer needs in the future.

Ram has also made no secret of the fact that it plans to introduce a concept vehicle of its forthcoming 2024 Ram 1500 BEV sometime later this year. Aries CEO, Mike Koval, Jr. has said in interviews that the Ram 1500 BEV concept will not be the product to hit the road in 2024, but will instead be a vision where the brand sees the direction of the Ram 1500 in the near future . He also said the design isn’t set in stone, in other words it’s an important tool for Ram to see if the direction is what the customer base expects.

For those concerned about range anxiety, Aries is working on a Range Electric Paradigm Breaker (REPB). We talked about this variant in a previous post.

Stay tuned to MoparInsiders.com as we continue to delve extensively into the core Chrysler Group’s evolution towards electrification in the coming months.

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