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 DC-DC converter) for its powertrain. It will be placed in an underbelly protective structure that lies between the Wrangler’s exhaust and prop shaft. Toledo Machining will assemble the module, upload its software and test its electrical and coolant systems. The modules will then be sent to the Toledo Assembly Complex to complete each Wrangler PHEV.
“The insourcing of this highly advanced work to Toledo Machining is a reflection of the commitment the workforce has made to improving their processes through the implementation of World Class Manufacturing. As the most iconic of the Jeep nameplates, it is critical that we flawlessly execute the launch of the Wrangler PHEV. The Toledo Machining employees have made a strong business case as to why we should put our faith in them to deliver a great product,” says the North American FCA Head of Manufacturing Brian Harlow.
Source: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles