The world’s leading automotive marques are taking sustainable motoring very seriously. This early in January, we’re already seeing major announcements from prestigious brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and even Sony, among others. Now it’s Chrysler’s turn to share more about its electrification roadmap. Leading the pack will be the Airflow – a crossover concept with a touch of luxury.
Debuting at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show, it’s telling us the American marque is committing to a zero-emission future. There are plans to release its first-ever commercial battery-electric vehicle (BEV) by 2025. Furthermore, by 2028, their entire fleet will be completely green moving forward.
Since almost every other carmaker will eventually shift to electric powertrains, Chrysler intends to stand out. The Airflow will deliver an immersive experience for those inside the SUV. Of course, the driver will have access to cutting-edge safety systems and assistance for a smooth trip.
As for the passengers, they’ll have access to interactive touchscreens with internet connectivity. Basically, it’s there to provide immersive entertainment personalized for each user. Of course, talking to one another is always an option here. Also, the STLA AutoDrive feature on the Airflow will provide level 3 autonomous driving capabilities.
This allows operators to take a short break during a long ride and not need to stop. Two 150 kW electric motors — one for each axle — provide all-wheel-drive performance when you need it. Chrysler says the range should fall somewhere between 350 to 400 miles on a full charge.
Stellantis chief design officer Ralph Gilles notes, “the Chrysler Airflow Concept represents the start of the brand’s journey toward a fully electrified future. It is the result of a thoughtful synthesis of the full arsenal of Stellantis’ connected vehicle technology – inside and out.”Learn more
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