Planning to buy an all-electric Jeep Wrangler?You may have to wait until 2027


Jeep is working on a slew of electric vehicle projects, the most anticipated of which is the Wrangler EV, which has already been confirmed and teased via concept. However, buyers interested in buying the Jeep Wrangler EV will have to wait until 2027, according to British automotive publication Auto Express. The SUV maker is reportedly working on projects like the Avenger, Recon and Wagoneer EV before shifting its focus to the Wrangler EV.

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May 15, 2023 at 10:55 am

Jeep is currently focusing on the Avenger, Recon and Wagoneer EVs before shifting focus to the Wrangler EV project.

Since 2020, the Jeep Wrangler has been offered as a PHEV with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. As the automaker’s second best-selling product after the Grand Cherokee, Jeep is very interested in launching an all-electric version of the SUV. However, the automaker is now reportedly busy with other projects and will only be able to launch the Wrangler EV in 2027.

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Jeep CEO Christian Meunier previously confirmed that an electric Wrangler is in the pipeline as part of the automaker’s commitment to greener mobility. This will be a key part of the automaker’s strategy to roll out a slew of electric vehicles over the next 2-3 years. The entry-level crossover Avenger is now on sale in Europe, while the more rugged Recon EV is expected to go on sale next year. Jeep is also preparing to launch an electric version of its flagship luxury SUV, the Wagoneer, which could be revealed later in 2023.

Speaking of the upcoming Jeep Wrangler EV, it’s said to be a more powerful off-road vehicle than the current version powered by an internal combustion engine. The Jeep CEO reportedly said the automaker’s famous Trail Rating scoring system will outline the barriers the company hopes to break down with the Wrangler EV. “Trail ratings go up to a 10. A 10 is for the two-door Wrangler Rubicon — a 9 for the five-door Wrangler Rubicon. We started with a 4 for the Renegade with a Trail Rating. For the next generation of Wranglers, we want to increase the Trail Rating to a 12.” Electrification doesn’t stop us from doing anything off-road,” he said.

First published date: May 15, 2023 at 10:55 AM CST

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