TURIN -- Jeep plans to move from zero full-electric vehicle sales in Europe this year to 100 percent in 2030. To get there, parent company Stellantis will start by launching four electric SUVs by 2025 and phase out any combustion-engine variant in the following five years.
"We want to become the global leader in SUV electrification," Jeep CEO Christian Meunier said at a media event on Wednesday.
Jeep is already heavily hybridized, with a range of plug-in hybrid SUVs, but the first zero-emission Jeep will be the Avenger small SUV, which will debut Oct. 17 at the Paris auto show. The Avenger, which will go on sale in Europe next year, is expected to have a range of about 400 km (250 miles).
The Avenger will be built in Stellantis’ Tychy, Poland, factory and exported to Japan and South Korea, but not sold in the U.S. and China.
Jeep’s electrification goals differ in the U.S., where it plans to sell 50 percent zero-emission vehicles by 2030.