American brand Chrysler, a subsidiary of the Stellantis Group, announced on Wednesday that it will launch only electric vehicles from 2028.
This new strategy will start with a prototype revealed at CES tech show in Las Vegas, which will be available by 2025 and is currently called Chrysler Airflow.
“The Chrysler Airflow prototype represents the future direction of the Chrysler brand, providing a glimpse into the dynamic design, advanced technologies and connectivity that will characterize the entire line of electric vehicles we plan to offer by 2028,” noted Chris Feuyle, Chrysler Brand Manager. , in the current situation.
In particular, the car will provide tools in the passenger compartment that “allow each passenger to have their own experience” and connect with their digital lives on different screens. It will be equipped with driver assistance systems and is expected to have a battery range of 350 to 400 miles (563 to 644 kilometers).
Thus, Chrysler, founded in 1925, enters, with little delay, the electric car race in which the major American manufacturers are currently participating.
After the GMC Hummer and Cadillac Lyric, General Motors is set to introduce the electric version of the popular Chevrolet Silverado pickup on Wednesday.
For its part, Ford announced, on Tuesday, that it will nearly double its production capacity for the electric version of its pickup F-150, the best-selling car in the United States, in light of strong demand.
Purchased in 2009 by Fiat when it was bankrupt, manufacturer Chrysler has since struggled to climb the ramp and only offers two cars in its catalog, the Chrysler 300 and Chrysler Pacifica.
Stellantis, which is also the parent company of Peugeot, Fiat, Opel or Dodge, plans to invest 30 billion euros by 2025 in the company’s electrification, of which 15-20% will go to software.
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