Jeep punches accelerator to break into EV market despite growing concerns about technology

Jeep has revealed its first fully electric vehicle for the North American market, a move that comes as interest in electric vehicles has stalled.

The Wagoneer S, starting at $72,000, will go on sale in the United States and Canada later this year and expand to international markets in the future.

“The launch of the all-electric Jeep Wagoneer S marks a new chapter in the storied history of the Jeep brand,” Jeep CEO Antonio Filosa said. “Building upon nearly a century of innovation and design, this first global EV will introduce a whole new generation of owners to an experience that is distinctly Jeep and 100% electric in every way.”

The SUV can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds, has two electric motors that produce 600 horsepower, and can drive
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