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Off-roading in an electric car? Jeep reveals first tailpipe emissions-free model designed to take on Tesla Model Y, MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona Electric

Jeep’s first all-electric model looks to be about the same size as the Renegade crossover.

At the announcement for its future plans, Jeep has revealed its first all-electric SUV that is expected to hit markets in early 2023.

Though details are yet to be divulged, the electric crossover looks to be the same size as the Renegade small SUV, which would position it against the likes of the MG ZS EV, Hyundai Kona Electric, Mazda MX-30 and Tesla Model Y.

From the front, a closed-off grille and blue ‘e’ badge denote the Jeep’s all-electric status, while a matte bonnet decal – which Jeep has said in the past helps reduce glare – also features.

X-shaped tail-lights are found in the rear, and the Jeep EV also sports a contrasting black roof and hidden rear-door handles.

Powertrain details are still kept under wraps for now, but the Jeep model will also be spun off into Fiat model, and potentially an Alfa Romeo down the line.

As part of Stellantis’ future plans, all models launched in Europe from 2026 will be all electric, with 100 per cent of sales to be in EVs by 2030.

In the US, half of the Stellantis group’s sales will be EVs in that time, with brands including Dodge, Chrysler, Maserati, Peugeot, Citroen and Ram.

In total, 75 electric cars will hit the market before the end of the decade under the various brands.

To that end, Ram is also working an all-electric ute designed to compete with the Ford F-150 Lightning and Chevrolet Silverado EV.

Whether any of these models make it to Australia showrooms is still unclear, as no local Stellantis brand has committed to an all-electric model for Down Under.

While models like the new Fiat 500e and Peugeot e-208 are not available in Australia, plug-in hybrids like the Peugeot 3008 GT Sport PHEV are now on sale, while the plug-in Jeep Grand Cherokee is also coming soon.