Chrysler wants to go electric: The American automaker is showing off its first electric car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Towards the end of the decade there should be a full range of electric models.
Airflow is the name of a concept car. It’s a crossover SUV shaped like the Polestar 2. So far, Chrysler only offers one hybrid-powered version of the Pacifica minivan.
The electric car will be based on one of the STLA platforms that Stellantis presented last year. Stellantis was created in early 2021 from the merger of car manufacturers PSA and Fiat Chrysler (FCA). A few months later, the group presented a concept for four platforms on which the hybrid and electric vehicles of all the group’s products should be based.
Air flow should form around 600 km
For airflow, STLA Medium (short and middle class) or STLA Large (middle class, upper middle class) will be questioned, both will be available from 2023. The electric car is driven by two motors, each with output of 150 kilowatts. Chrysler specifies the range as 350 to 400 miles, which is 560 to 640 kilometers.
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The car will be equipped with various digital systems – Stellantis had announced its entry into the software business at the beginning of December. Among other things, the group wants to monetize and in-car software services through the STLA Brain platform. The car has the following features: There is a wide rear seat display. Up front, three displays take up the entire width of the dashboard.
The vehicle software also includes support systems. These should also enable automatic driving (Level 3). In this case, the driver does not have to follow the car all the time, but can also do something else in certain situations.
“The Chrysler Airflow Concept marks the beginning of the brand’s journey into an electrified future.”, said Stellantis head of design Ralph Gilles. “It is the result of a thoughtful synthesis of the full range of Stellantis’ range of connected car technology – inside and out.”
Chrysler Airflow is scheduled to enter the market in 2025. By 2028, Chrysler plans to have a full range of electric vehicles. Currently, the American brand offers only two models: the Pacifica minivan and the 300 sedan, which has been around since 2011.