Jeep’s First EV Will Subcompact SUV That Is Smaller Than the Renegade
Jeep recently unveiled its first hybrid vehicles based on the Compass and Renegade SUVs, but the FCA-owned brand is also working on an all-electric hauler. Recent intel claims that the upcoming crossover will be even smaller than the Renegade and that it will benefit from technology by PSA, following the recently announced merger between FCA and the French group that owns Peugeot, Citroen, and Opel.
Jeep’s Design Boss Just Made a Bold Statement About a Wrangler EV - Do You Agree?
Electric vehicles are taking over the automotive market and there’s not much we can do about it. It started with hatches and sedans, but the transition is trickling down to hardcore off-roaders as well. We’ve already heard the news about an electric Jeep Wrangler.
So far, all we knew was that FCA is considering one and it will come down the line. It was bound to happen anyway. Now, however, Jeep’s design chief has ascertained that it will be better than the current ICE-powered Wrangler. Does this mean that the current Wrangler has reached its saturation point and there’s no scope for further improvement until an electric powertrain is plonked in?
Jeep Compass Plug-in Hybrid Debuts in Geneva with 31-mile EV range
The second-generation Jeep Compass has yet to see a comprehensive mid-cycle facelift, but it just became one of the first Jeeps to feature a hybrid drivetrain. The electrified Compass made its global debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, alongside the Renegade hybrid.
Jeep Enters the Electric Market with Renegade Plug-in Hybrid
It’s been less than a year since Jeep introduced a mid-cycle facelift for the Renegade and the mini SUV was updated once again at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. This around though, upgrades aren’t about styling tweaks, but a brand-new hybrid drivetrain. Alongside the Compass, the Renegade is the first Jeep vehicle to boast electrification.
Jeep Renegade to Get a Plug-in Version by 2020
FCA is one of the slowest groups to move towards electrification. Currently, it has got just 3 cars under its umbrella which are anywhere close to electrification. Nevertheless, FCA announced the production of a Jeep Renegade Plug-in hybrid. It will be built alongside the regular Renegade and its Fiat 500X platform mate in FCA’s factory in Melfi, Italy. Jeep will start building pre-production units in 2019, and launch it in the market in early 2020.
The fourth model is Chrysler’s ENVI line-up is the Wrangler Unlimited EV, a Range-extended Electric Vehicle that provides a glimpse into the future model from Jeep.
It is a two-wheel drive model using an ENVI Range-extended Electric Vehicle powertrain, consisting of an electric motor, an advanced lithium-ion battery system, and a small gasoline engine with an integrated electric generator to produce additional energy to power the electric-drive system when needed.
The electric motor produces 268 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EV has a range of 400 miles, including 40 miles of zero fuel-consumption, zero-emissions, all-electric operation.
Press release after the jump.
Jeep Patriot EV made its debut today at the Detroit Auto Show, next to the Dodge Circuit EV. The Jeep Patriot EV combines the electric-drive components of an Electric Vehicle with a small gasoline engine and integrated electric generator to produce additional energy to power the electric-drive system when needed.
The Jeep Patriot EV uses an electric-drive motor, advanced lithium-ion battery system and a small gasoline engine with an integrated electric generator to produce additional energy to power the electric-drive system when needed. Range-extended Electric Vehicles provide customers a no-compromise means of dramatically reducing their gasoline use and carbon footprint. The Jeep Patriot EV has a range of 400 miles, including 40 miles of zero fuel-consumption, zero-emissions, all-electric operation.
Press release after the jump.
Chrysler officials released the Dodge Ev, an all-electric performance sports vehicle with looks very similar to Tesla Roadster and also other 2 cars on built completely or partially with an electric powertrain.
All three models are part of a special company’s project which includes more vehicles such as an extended entirely electric minivan called Chrysler EV and a Wrangler four-doors Jeep. The Dodge Ev is the first car of the series that was presented, working entirely on plug-in and inspired by the Lotus Europa.
Press release after the jump!
A vivid new interpretation of where the JeepÂ® brand could go in the future, the Jeep Treo exemplifies the idea of “fluid imagination” thinking in a stunning, unexpected package - a form and presence that challenges the brand’s traditional dimensions, but in the end, can still be viewed as authentically Jeep. The Treo is the next-generation, urban-active Jeep - one that will allow it to thrive in a city or campus environment, yet one that will easily take its owner to the trailhead. All of this adaptable with the ability to use the freedom of fuel cell technology.