Article By John Redfern

Chrysler shows off electric future with Airflow concept car

American brand Chrysler wants to go fully electric by 2028, and have its first EV on sale in 2025.

Chrysler has unveiled a sleek new concept car at the CES 2022 event in Las Vegas.

Named after the radical aerodynamic Chrysler of the 1930s, the Airflow Concept is intended to preview the company’s electric future.

Chrysler intends to launch its first battery-electric vehicle in 2025, then shift its entire model range to EVs by 2028.

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Powered by two 150kW electric motors, the Airflow Concept uses all-wheel drive. Space has been created for larger motors to be fitted in future, meaning performance models can be launched with relative ease.

The battery pack in the Airflow Concept will offer a range of between 350 and 400 miles when fully charged.

Chrysler says the Airflow will deliver Level Three autonomous driving capability: defined as allowing the driver to be ‘eyes off’ the road, only needing to intervene in emergency situations.

Software updates will be available over the air – in the style of other electric vehicle manufacturers such as Tesla.

The standout feature of the Airflow Concept is its interior. Chrysler has integrated its own STLA SmartCockpit function, powered by its STLA Brain platform.

Multiple screens feature throughout, which can be customised independently. Each passenger gains their own onboard camera, helping them participate in conference calls and video chats.

Sustainable materials have been used in the Airflow’s cabin, including vegetable-tanned leather seats. The floor mats and carpets are made from recycled components.

Although a concept car for now, expect Chrysler’s production electric car to strongly resemble the Airflow when it arrives in 2025.

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