Electric vehicles were once thought of as a far-off future concept. The future is now here, and many car companies are looking to become the company that offers the best and brightest when it comes to all-electric vehicle offerings. One of the brands committed to creating an all-electric vehicle lineup is Chrysler. The company only has two cars for its 2023 lineup, and is currently amid a brand reset to offer a fully electric model lineup by 2028.
Chrysler only has 2 cars in its 2023 lineup
As the 2023 vehicle models are starting to roll out, drivers have noticed that Chrysler has minimal offerings for the coming year. According to J.D. Power, the only new models for 2023 that Chrysler will produce are the 300 sedan and the Pacifica minivan.
The 2023 model will be the last production year for the Chrysler 300. This latest model year features a standard 485 hp 6.4-liter V8 engine and SafetyTec Plus Group for the touring trim. Other options include a 292 hp V6 for the Touring and Touring L and a 363 hp 5.7-liter V8 for the S model.
The 2023 Pacifica is being rolled out without any significant changes to the design, power, or comfort. However, the Pacifica has made its mark on hybrid vehicles, with the 2021 model being the first minivan offered as a hybrid option.
While it may look like the company is dwindling, it is actually performing a calculated reset. Chrysler wants to be a leading brand in electric cars, and plans are in place for the brand to take EVs to the next level by the end of the decade.
Chrysler has big plans for the future with EVs
Chrysler has plans to be the all-electric brand by 2028, with new models still in the concept phase. According to New York Post, the car brand will launch the first all-electric model in 2025. Chrysler is developing a battery that is expected to get 350 to 400 miles per charge and will be pushing forward in getting all of its models to be electric by 2028.
Chrysler is not the only brand to push toward an all-electric lineup. According to Gear Patrol, car brands such as Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Cadillac, Lexus, Audi, and Mini are all on board to be mostly or completely electric with new models by 2030. This would align with meeting requirements for legislative changes in both the United States and the U.K. regarding traditional gas-powered vehicles.
Everything you need to know about upcoming projects
One of the big projects Chrysler has been working on for its transition to being an all-electric brand is the Chrysler Airflow. According to Kelley Blue Book, this concept car is a sleek hatchback that is low set with tall wheel arches. The motor is a 201 hp electric motor per axle for all-wheel drive. Chrysler is still keeping the battery specs under wraps, but it is expected to have a capacity of 350 to 400 miles. As for the interior, the Airflow will have a screen for every seat, carpets made from recycled materials, and leather dyed with natural vegetable dyes.
This concept car is also bringing back a little bit of company history. The name Airflow comes from Chrysler’s 1934 full-sized car that was the first to use the aerodynamic design on a vehicle.
Chrysler has not released any information on other concept designs for their future EV lineup, so drivers will have to wait until next year to see what’s coming.