Ineos, the British conglomerate that began producing off-roaders in 2022, has promised its first all-electric automobile could have “at the least” 249 miles of vary. Ineos already presents a combustion-engined model of the Grenadier, with battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell variations at the moment being examined.
Talking with Australian outlet Carsales, Ineos Automotive CEO Lynn Calder promised the agency’s first battery electrical automobile will ship a minimal of 400 kilometers (249 miles) of vary. The electrical Grenadier might be constructed by Magna Steyr, the identical manufacturing agency that builds the Fisker Ocean.
Ineos Automotive is a part of a a lot wider group of corporations, all owned by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe. Primarily involved with the chemical trade, Ratcliffe determined to launch Ineos Automotive when he noticed a niche out there for an genuine off-roader. With billions in funding immediately Ineos Automotive was capable of develop rapidly and began constructing its first automobile, the Grenadier, final 12 months.
As you could have guessed, Ratcliffe imagined the Grenadier as a modernized but nonetheless genuine Land Rover Defender. Unimpressed with the L663 Defender, Ratcliffe wished to supply shoppers with a extra authentic off-roader that also featured loads of trendy know-how.
The battery-electric Grenadier will not arrive till 2026 nonetheless, with the automaker eager to take its time with its first EV. In the meantime, a hydrogen fuel-cell variant could not arrive till even later. The traditionally-powered Grenadier is at the moment obtainable in Europe and can launch in Australia later this 12 months. A US launch is at the moment set for the primary quarter of 2024. The ICE Grenadier will begin at $71,500 in America. Therefore we’d count on a completely electrical variant to value within the area of $85,000.