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Next Jeep Wrangler to be available only as a plug-in vehicle

Fans of Jeeps, with their rugged, noisy, militaristic image, would seem to be unlikely buyers of EVs. But if you look at vehicle performance rather than demographic identity, a different picture emerges. As prolific EV writer John Voelcker recently noted, off-roading is actually an ideal application for EVs. “Maximum torque at extremely low motor speeds,… Read more »

Jeep begins production of Avenger EV in Europe

In September, Jeep unveiled three new battery-electric SUVs—two mid-size SUVs, the Recon and the Wagoneer S, are to be built in North America and go on sale in 2024. A third, smaller EV, called the Avenger, was officially launched at the recent Paris Motor Show, and sources at Jeep are predicting that it could become… Read more »

Jeep unveils its first three battery-electric SUVs

The Jeep Recon is square, the ‘Wagoneer S’ is a sleek, luxurious midsize SUV, and the tiny Avenger will only be sold in Europe The legendary U.S. Jeep brand announced it will sell four separate battery-electric SUVs in various markets by the end of 2025—three of which were unveiled this morning in an online presentation… Read more »

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: The legendary SUV brand’s first plug-in hybrid

The plug-in hybrid version of the Jeep Wrangler offers useful all-electric range and great electric torque—if drivers plug it in. Do they? The accelerating pace of electric vehicle launches has brought us to this: The first Jeep in the US to get a plug-in hybrid version is the legendary Wrangler. In Europe, it was smaller… Read more »

Electrify America partners with Jeep to provide charging stations at off-road trailheads

Rivian isn’t the only company that has visions of electric off-roading (or off-road EVing?). Following the launch of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid, Jeep has announced a partnership with Electrify America to create the Jeep 4xe Charging Network. The new network will consist of Jeep-branded EV charging stations at or near the trailheads… Read more »

ZF to provide 8-speed plug-in hybrid transmission for new Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV

Fiat Chrysler will use ZF Friedrichshafen’s 8-speed plug-in hybrid transmission in the new Jeep Wrangler 4xe. The latest version of ZF’s 8-speed features a compact electric motor with a peak output of up to 100 kilowatts and 245 Newton-meters of torque. ZF produces a full range of driveline technologies. The company recently affirmed its commitment… Read more »

FCA’s Toledo Machining Plant set to build Jeep Wrangler PHEV’s Power Electronics Module

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced that its Toledo Machining plant will produce the Power Electronics module for the 2020 Jeep Wrangler PHEV, one of 30 vehicle nameplates to receive electrified solutions by 2022. The Power Electronics module includes both the Power Inverter Module and the Integrated Dual Charger Module (which contains the On-Board Charger and the… Read more »

Plug-in hybrid Jeep Wrangler coming in 2020

Even rugged off-road machines are plugging in. “A full plug-in electric Jeep Wrangler will be available in 2020, furthering our commitment to all those who value the responsible, sustainable enjoyment of the great outdoors and very importantly, future-proofing this Wrangler for generations to come,” said Jeep CEO Mike Manley. Manley made his comments at the… Read more »

Stellantis unveils STLA Large, the second of its new “native EV” platforms

Stellantis has introduced a new “highly flexible, BEV-native platform that is the foundation for a wide range of upcoming vehicles for global markets in the D and E segments.” The STLA Large platform is one of four planned global BEV platforms—Small, Medium, Large and Frame—that will allow interchangeable battery cell chemistry, EDMs, power inverters and… Read more »