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Ford Rival Chrysler Reveals Airflow Concept, Will Go All-Electric By 2028

While Ford continues to invest heavily in electric vehicles and battery production, many other automakers are doing the same thing. One of The Blue Oval’s rivals, Stellantis (formerly known as Fiat-Chrysler), resisted such a move for some time but has changed its tone in a big way in recent months. Back in July, Stellantis announced that it was aiming to electrify much of its lineup in the coming decade, a move that came after it dissolved FCA’s Street & Racing Technology (SRT) division. And while Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares seemingly hasn’t fully embraced EVs just yet – unlike Ford – the automaker has announced that Chrysler will indeed go all-electric by 2028 while also revealing its new Airflow Concept at CES 2022.

The Chrysler Airflow Concept is designed to provide a glimpse at the brand’s all-electric future, which will begin with the launch of its very first EV in 2025. It rides on the new STLA Brain platform and utilizes what Stellantis calls its STLA SmartCockpit that reportedly delivers “seamless connectivity” and “brings a consumer’s digital lifestyle into the vehicle.”

The many screens present in the Airflow Concept’s interior are fully customizable and sharable, with accessibility including connected entertainment, apps, and downloads. Each seat also features a digital camera, which allows occupants to take video calls while on the go, while over-the-air update capability ensures the vehicle can be constantly updated. Meanwhile, STLA AutoDrive enables Level 3 autonomous driving.

The all-wheel drive Airflow Concept is powered by two 150 kW electric motors – one in the front and one in the rear – while a battery pack of unspecified size reportedly delivers between 350-400 miles of range. Chrysler left room for larger motors which can be utilized in a higher-performance version of the vehicle, which features an LED-illuminated Chrysler wing logo on the front grille/light blade that pays homage to the brand’s history.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Greggt

    Bet that decision will work out well….NOT!!

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  2. crabbymilton

    Not the worst idea. Perhaps that platform can accommodate a sedan version and call it the IMPERIAL.

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  3. Michael

    Chrysler is a shell of itself, and it only sells 2 vehicles with 1000s of sales, so going all EV with borrowed systems was a no brainer. Either that, or disappearing altogether.

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  4. crabbymilton

    All one can say is time will tell and I do hope it works out for them. RAM and JEEP are pretty much what keeps them going. DODGE still seems to hold it’s own but the CHRYSLER brand seems to be so downplayed.

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  5. aa

    Chrysler still exists, huh? Who knew?

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