Electrified Chrysler and Jeep Models Are Getting New Wall Chargers

New Wall Chargers

For those who currently own an adventurous Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe or Jeep Wrangler 4xe, or perhaps even a family-oriented Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Mopar, the parts and service division of Stellantis, is bringing in a useful piece of new gear that should provide more practicality in the ownership experience. Owners will soon be in possession of a new at-home wall charger that comes either as a plug-in or hardwired version, and supplies 7.7 kW of power.

With these means, a full charge can be provided to Stellantis electrics in just two hours, which is six times faster than its current Level 1, 120-volt charger. Further tacking on suitability, the new Level 2 unit brings along Wi-Fi connectivity which enables owners to keep track and control the charging of their car through a mobile app or web portal.

Energy Star, a program run by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy, has certified every new charging unit and has also optimized for a balance between accessibility, effectiveness, and cost. Doing this makes it easier for buyers to reduce their energy consumption and lower their spending by having the option charge at low-rate times. Additionally, this makes a way for them to engage in energy credit programs, if they’re available.

The Mopar division says that the wall charger is portable, lightweight, lockable, and weatherproof, meaning that it’s an ideal piece of equipment for indoors and outdoors. The suggested retail price is $599, and each unit comes with a three-year warranty. One can also order the unit with a Chrysler and Jeep-branded faceplate.

“Our new factory-backed at-home Level 2 plug-in charging units offer a quick, seamless charging solution for Jeep 4xe and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid owners,” said Mark Bosanac, North America vice president, Mopar Service, Parts & Customer Care. “At Mopar, we’ll continue to enhance the customer experience and expand our electric-vehicle portfolio of accessories.”

Mopar’s new wall charger signifies what we should expect out of the Stellantis Group during this decade, as their products are currently on grease wheels regarding its electrified products. One of these products includes the Chrysler Airflow concept, which is a preview of how the manufacturer is aiming to expand into a principally-electric company by 2028 by exploiting all of the capabilities of the STLA Large electric platform.

Earlier this month we discussed how Chrysler announced its plans to release its first electric model by 2025. So far, the plan is to introduce the Airflow as a crossover that is energized by a dual-motor and has enough battery capacity to get up to 400 miles of range. Outside of that, the car may also have new connectivity features that include an operating system dubbed the STLA Brain, which will make way for over-the-air updates.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

At Miami Lakes Automall, we sell an excellent group of vehicles from the Chrysler brand that range in various shapes and prices, such as with their Pacifica Hybrid minivan.

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something that suits your particular style and price range, you can virtually chat with one of our representatives for further information and assistance.

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Chrysler CEO Reveals Brand Will Debut Three New Electric Models by 2028

New Details On Chrysler EV Transition

Following the debut of Chrysler’s Airflow concept, CEO Christine Feuell is telling us even more details about the company’s future EV lineup. Feuell revealed to MotorTrend, that it is a “certainty” that Chrysler will have more offerings in 2028 than its current three nameplates: The 300, Pacifica, and Voyager (fleet-only).

This handsome crossover concept is only a shadow of what we have in store, despite the fact that the automaker has avoided saying whether or not it’s fully committing to the actual launching of the production version.

To be frank, Feuell said that the Airflow concept wouldn’t even go into production, and she wasn’t even completely sold on using the Airflow moniker. However, the CEO did reveal that the company’s first production electric model will gain much of the concept’s design features and technology.

Set to release in 2025, the EV will be developed on the STLA Large platform, along with all of the brand’s upcoming productions. However, if it’s worth going off of the Airflow, the new crossover will encompass a 118-kWh battery pack providing a range of 350-400 miles.

Following the arrival of the production model, Chrysler will then introduce “one or two” more electric SUVs. Despite Feuell refraining from going into much detail, one of the new vehicles will probably be a full-size SUV, considering that the almost-Airflow will be a 2-seater midsize electric crossover. We’re also entertaining the possibility of a three-row midsize model.

We also can’t forget the minivan segment. In spite of the extensive rise of SUV sales, Feuell says that minivans are still important to Chrysler and will make it through the EV transition.

However, one should expect a simple switch from a gasoline-powered Pacifica to a fully electric one, as the automaker wants a “fresh perspective” on what their minivan can be.

While the CEO didn’t reveal an exact timeframe for the next-generation minivan, or what she would call a “multi-purpose vehicle,” it’s quite possible, given that the Pacifica is still in its fifth year, a newcomer will likely arrive after the company’s planned electric SUVs.

Although it’s debatable whether or not the future will be kind to the 300 sedan, especially since Feuell didn’t confirm (or deny) that there will be a next-generation 300. Regardless, the current model will wave goodbye in 2024, as well as its platform roommates, the Dodge Charger and Challenger. While Dodge models will be swapped out by a new EV muscle car in 2024 (also constructed on the STLA Large platform), the 300 might not be so lucky.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

We might have a bit of a wait when it comes to Chrysler’s Airflow concept, but there are still some green options from the company, particularly with the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This plug-in minivan has many useful and entertaining features like the Stow’n Go seats, Amazon Fire TV, Uconnect Theater, and much more!

Whether you’re waiting on the Airflow Concept and interested in the family-friendly Hybrid minivan, Miami Lakes Automall has your back! Just view our online new car inventory, and once you find something that fits your needs, chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Chrysler’s Airflow Concept Is A Showstopper at The 2022 CES

Last week, (January 5th), the Chrysler brand revealed Airflow Concept at the 2022 CES (Consumer Electronics Show). Their, attendees were able to get up close and personal with the EV, along with new and innovative drive-system technologies, connectivity and advanced mobility features, and an overall stellar design that will serve as the map for Chrysler’s future.

The automaker also announced that the company’s revamp will involve the launch of its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) by 2025 and a future fully-electric vehicle lineup.

“The Chrysler Airflow Concept represents the future direction of the Chrysler brand, providing a peek at the dynamic design, advanced technologies and seamless connectivity that will characterize the full-electric portfolio we plan to reach by 2028,” said Chris Feuell, Chrysler brand CEO – Stellantis. “Chrysler is an iconic American automotive brand, with a heritage in creating new advanced technologies and product segments. Our brand will serve at the forefront as Stellantis transforms to deliver clean mobility and connected customer experiences.”

The Airflow Concept also represents the introduction to the brand’s STLA Brain platform and STLA Smart Cockpit, which is made to bring the driver’s digital lifestyle into the vehicle, using progressive technology to create a personalized experience for each occupant.

“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,” said Ralph Gilles, chief design officer – Stellantis. “The design features a decisively elegant aerodynamic exterior and a modern, sophisticated interior that takes the customer on a new level of digital delight.”

STLA Platforms

The STLA Brain and STLA SmartCockpit allows for a user experience that is always technologically smart, instinctive, and fresh. The interior involves multi-layered, high-contrast graphics and precise details to provide an opulent and clean appearance, as well as a user-friendly experience.

The menu-based layout enables screens throughout the vehicle to be customized and grouped developed upon individual preferences. Information on the screens can also be shared with other passengers with a simple swipe. 

With each screen comes personalized access to the digital world through connected entertainment, apps, and downloads. Each seat also comes with a built-in camera, which means that occupants can participate in a group video conference call if they need to or desire.

Over-the-air (OTA) updates to ensure that in-car services remain current and allow passengers to easily tack on new features. This way the vehicle technological system remains relevant and capable, which constantly improves the ownership experience. 

The backbone of the Airflow is the STLA Brain. This electronic setup makes way for software developers to create and update features and services quickly, seizing the opportunity to use the capabilities in the cabin without having to wait for a new hardware launch.

Then, the STLA SmartCock pit, made on top of the STLA Brain architecture, easily integrates with the digital lives of the occupants to provide AI-derived applications, like navigation, voice assistance, e-commerce marketplace and payment services.

Electric and Connected

In the same way that the Chrysler company is committed to delivering a highly capable user experience, the brand is just as committed to its promise to transition to a fully electric vehicle lineup by 2028, particularly via a clean manufacturing process and constructed with recyclable and renewable materials. 

The Airflow Concept is also made with STLA AutoDrive, which provides Level 3  autonomous driving capabilities and will use OTA updates for ultimate effectiveness.

Furthermore, the concept has all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability and gets its power from two 150 kW electric drive motors (EDMs), one located in the front and the other in the rear. The car is designed to make room for larger capacity EDMs, ensuring the potential for future high-performance implementations. The battery is ultimately designed to procure a 350- and 400-mile range on a single charge.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

We might have a bit of a wait when it comes to Chrysler’s Airflow concept, but there are still some eco-friendly options from the brand, specifically with the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This plug-in minivan has many useful and entertainment features such as the Stow’n Go seats, Amazon Fire TV, Uconnect Theater, and much more!

Whether you’re waiting on the Airflow Concept and interested in the family-friendly Hybrid minivan, Miami Lakes Automall has your back! Simply view our online new car inventory, and once you find something that fits your needs, chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The Chrysler Airflow Concept Is Leading Us 400 Miles Away

Chrysler Airflow

The Chrysler company is planning on using the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show, located in Las Vegas on Wednesday (January, 5th), to announce its plans to release its first electric model by 2025, and with the intention of eventually having a full-on electric lineup by 2028.

Foretasting just what the electric future looks like with Chrysler, the brand will introduce its Airflow Concept, an electric crossover powered by a dual-motor and enough battery capacity to get up to 400 miles of range.

Outside of the powertrain, the Airflow may also have new connectivity features that we should potentially see in Chrysler vehicles sooner rather than later. These features include an operating system dubbed the STLA Brain, which will make way for over-the-air updates.

Additionally, there is an interface called the STLA SmartCockpit, which encompasses touchscreen displays for the instrument cluster, central infotainment hub, and one reserved for the front seat passenger. The automaker said that its concept also has a camera facing each seat, allowing occupants to engage in a video conference call if they’d like.

STLA AutoDrive is the third future tech preview, this is considered to be the branding for future driving-assist features of Stellantis, which will eventually include self-driving systems. It is said that the Airflow will be geared with a self-driving system rated at Level 3 on the SAE scale of self-driving capability. While it wasn’t mentioned as to what situations that the concept can hold its own in, the Level 3 rating signifies that, in certain situations, the Airflow can handle itself, however, the driver should be ready to take back control at any time.

Avid fans of the company may be well aware that the Airflow nameplate dates back to 1934. The original Airflow model was actually a family of models, and it was the first production car made for low aerodynamic drag by the use of a wind tunnel. This feature gave the car a unique streamlined design, which proved not to be agreeable with the tastes of the majority of buyers at the time. While the car company soon made design adjustments, it dropped the Airflow altogether after 1937.

The original Airflow was certainly a flop, but its weight on aerodynamics, along with its all-steel setup, set the mood for future models. Considering the significance of a low drag coefficient for optimizing efficiency and range, the revived nameplate seems best suited for the all-new EV.

While Chrysler hasn’t revealed much in terms of specifics regarding its new plans, it is known that the manufacturer has access to a total of four platforms for electrics being made by its parent company, Stellantis. The platforms will have up to 500 miles of range and provide up to 4.3 kWh/mile efficiency in some models, as said by Stellantis.

The parent company has also signed a memorandum of understanding with LG Energy Solution for anticipated battery supply in the U.S., and is also backing solid-state battery developer, Factorial.

However, Stellantis CEO, Carlos Tavares has said that the additional cost of constructing electrics is “beyond the limits” for what the industry can sustain.

For the time being, the only plug-in vehicle that is currently available is the Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Other available models are the traditional gasoline-powered Pacifica and the 300 sedan.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Although we may have to wait a while for Chrysler’s new electric concept, you’ll never have to wait for anything at Miami Lakes Chrysler. We sell a superb bundle of vehicles from the brand that range in various shapes and prices, such as with their Pacifica Hybrid minivan or full-size 300 sedan.

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something that suits your particular style and budget, you can virtually chat with one of our representatives for further information and assistance.

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