Report: Jeep To Electrify Entire Lineup By 2022
There are reports coming in that Jeep global president Christian Meunier has claimed the entire lineup, including the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator, will receive either plug-in hybrid or battery-electric drivetrains by 2022.
Considering the automaker just recently got a diesel-powered Wrangler, it seems ambitious to be electrifying its entire lineup in just two years.
According to a quote given to CarAdvice:
“In short, the last decade, globally, has been a significant one for the brand, given the fivefold increase in sales. Jeep believes a roll-out of forward-facing electrified models will only help its sales growth continue.
“We want to make it more of a sustainable, iconic brand, not only an off-road brand,” Meunier said.
Expand the capability off-road into more of on-road capability, all-weather capability, and fully sustainable and I think that’s why when I said we want to become the greenest SUV brand in the world, we mean it and that is what the company is going to deliver.”
Are you a fan of more “on-road” Jeeps? Or do you think the automaker is making a mistake?