Ineos Fusilier: The Electric SUV with a Range-Extender Option

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Ineos Fusilier: The Electric SUV with a Range-Extender Option
Ineos Fusilier: The Electric SUV with a Range-Extender Option

Ineos Fusilier is an electric SUV that comes with a range-extender option. The gas-powered range extender is designed to allow the truck to be used in areas where electricity supplies are unreliable.

Ineos Fusilier: The Electric SUV with a Range-Extender Option
Ineos Fusilier: The Electric SUV with a Range-Extender Option

The Ineos Grenadier, which is inspired by the original Land Rover Defender, has been enjoying its drive in the U.S. recently. The company behind it has now shown early images of what will be its first EV, the Ineos Fusilier.

Ineos Fusilier: The Electric SUV with a Range-Extender Option
Ineos Fusilier: The Electric SUV with a Range-Extender Option

Not all Fusiliers will be solely electric. Ineos has announced that it will offer two separate powertrain configurations for the Fusilier. The full EV will have an underbody battery and two electric motors for each axle, while the range-extender version will use an onboard gasoline engine to recharge the battery when on the move.

Ineos Fusilier: The Electric SUV with a Range-Extender Option
Ineos Fusilier: The Electric SUV with a Range-Extender Option

The range-extender configuration is aimed at areas where electricity supplies are unreliable or non-existent. The Fusilier’s design is softer and less angular than the Grenadier’s, with a smaller windshield angle and recessed door hinges

Ineos Fusilier: The Electric SUV with a Range-Extender Option
Ineos Fusilier: The Electric SUV with a Range-Extender Option

It will also have an active radiator grille to improve aerodynamic efficiency. The Fusilier is shorter than the Grenadier, measuring 178 inches in length and having shorter front and rear overhangs. It will use a conventional rack and pinion steering system, which should make it more friendly to drive on road.

Ineos Fusilier: The Electric SUV with a Range-Extender Option
Ineos Fusilier: The Electric SUV with a Range-Extender Option

The Fusilier’s cost is not yet known, but it is unlikely to be substantially cheaper than the Grenadier due to the cost of batteries. With a range of 248 miles under European WLTP testing methodology, the Fusilier is expected to have a substantial electric-only range.

Ineos Fusilier: The Electric SUV with a Range-Extender Option
Ineos Fusilier: The Electric SUV with a Range-Extender Option

The range-extender will have a smaller battery than the full EV, but it will still have a substantial electric-only range. It is designed to be used in areas where electricity supplies are unreliable and is engineered and built in Austria by Magna, a well-known contract manufacturer.

The Fusilier's cost is not yet known, but it is unlikely to be substantially cheaper than the Grenadier due to the cost of batteries.With a range of 248 miles under European WLTP testing methodology, the Fusilier is expected to have a substantial electric-only range.
Ineos Fusilier: The Electric SUV with a Range-Extender Option

The Fusilier’s styling is softer and less angular than the Grenadier’s, and it uses conventional rack and pinion steering. With a range of 248 miles and two powertrain configurations, the Ineos Fusilier is an exciting addition to the electric SUV market.