Chrysler Announces Plans for All-Electric Line-up & Unveils Airflow Concept

IMAGE: Chrysler Airflow Concept

Chrysler Airflow Concept

Chrysler used the CES show to take the wraps off its Chrysler Airflow Concept while also announcing it will launch its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) by 2025 and have a full battery-electric portfolio by 2028.

The company – part of the Stellantis group that also includes Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Dodge, Citroen, Maserati and Jeep – said that the Airflow Concept previews its commitment to delivering a fully electric vehicle line-up by 2028 – a line-up that will be produced using ‘clean manufacturing processes and made with recyclable and renewable materials’.

The Airflow Concept gives some insight into that future – spotlighting the company’s drive-system technology, connected customer experiences and mobility features.

It features the STLA SmartCockpit platform that is designed to create a ‘connected hub that brings a consumer’s digital lifestyle into the vehicle’, and which allows for a customisable space for each occupant. Screens throughout the interior can be personalised based on individuals and interests and information on the screens can be shared with all passengers. Each seat also features a built-in camera, enabling occupants to participate, if they should wish, in a group video conference call.

The system is kept up to date through over-the-air (OTA) updates.

The Airflow Concept is equipped with STLA AutoDrive, which Chrysler says delivers Level 3 autonomous driving capabilities and will also be
upgradable via OTA updates.

The concept features all-wheel-drive capability and is powered by two 150kW electric drive motors (EDM), one in the front and one in the rear. It is designed to accommodate larger capacity EDMs, offering the potential for future high-performance applications. The battery is designed to achieve between a 565km and 645km range on a single charge.

Source: Motor Trader e-Magazine (February 2022) 

23 February 2022

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