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More than 80 years after its birth, Jeep is going fully electric

More than 80 years after its birth, Jeep is going fully electric, with first battery-powered model launched next year

It began life as an all-American military vehicle before becoming an icon of recreational off-roading. 

But more than 80 years after its birth, Jeep is going fully electric, with the first battery-powered model launched next year. 

The news was broken by Carlos Tavares, head of Jeep’s parent conglomerate Stellantis as he also published the first photos of the, as yet unnamed, model. 

Going green: Stellantis confirmed it will sell only electric vehicles in Europe by 2026 and will offer more than 75 electric vehicles by the end of the decade

He said: ‘Electrification will amplify Jeep’s core attributes.’ 

The newcomer is expected to sit below the current Renegade and has the familiar seven-bar grille and chunky styling. 

Last year Jeep unveiled an all-electric concept Wrangler called Magneto EV. 

Stellantis confirmed it will sell only electric vehicles in Europe by 2026 and will offer more than 75 electric vehicles by the end of the decade. 

Make a meal of Mollie’s  

If you fancy a classic road trip with a stopover at an American-style motel and diner this spring, call on Mollie. 

Members’ club chain Soho House has opened a second Mollie’s Diner just off the M5 near Bristol, following its first in Oxfordshire, which opened in 2019, and plans to open more soon across the UK. 

'Fast' food: Members' club chain Soho House has opened a second Mollie's Diner just off the M5 near Bristol

‘Fast’ food: Members’ club chain Soho House has opened a second Mollie’s Diner just off the M5 near Bristol

It has rapid electric vehicle charging bays and complimentary charging points for overnight hotel guests. 

The hotel is aimed at family staycations, weekend breaks, student sleepovers, business travellers, solo travellers, couples and road trip pit-stops. 

The 195-seat diner serves all-day food from breakfast to burgers, a cocktail bar, heated terrace, communal workplace and free ‘bottomless’ beverages. 

Mollie’s has 123 rooms from £70 over three floors and self check-in. 

Visit mollies.com.

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