Plug-in-Hybrid – Jeep green wants “” to GrüneDie US off-road vehicle brand Jeep gave the Renegade and the Compass is a Plug-in hybrid drive. With the Badge “Jeep 4xe” are the two off-roaders for more sustainable mobility.Dieter Liechti2 Kommentare2Als Plug-in Hybrid is designed to create the 240-horsepower Jeep Renegade 4xe up to 50 kilometers purely electrically. Jeep next to the Renegade (on the left) starts the Compass also as a part-time stromer. This year the Ur to follow-Jeep Wrangler as a 4xe.JeepAn of the Wallbox, the Jeep Renegade power for up to 50 kilometers to refuel. In the best case, in 100 minutes.FCA1 / 3

“We are serious about the electrification of our fleet.” Jeep boss Christian Meunier leaves no doubt that the US SUV wants to drive a specialist in the future, so “green” as possible into the Green. “We bring so many electric Jeeps as we can. This year we will have Plug-in Hybrids, Renegade, Compass and Wrangler.”

Indeed, Meunier and his Team are Serious. Already from the summer of the Renegade and the Compass – the two civilian vehicles in the Jeep-the adventure land – the driving time of the electric support to the site. “The hybrid solution compromises the Offroad capabilities of both vehicles to the next level,” writes Jeep. “For extreme off-road adventure.” That may be true, but the two smallest of the Jeeps go – like almost all SUV’s and off-roader – in practice, to 99 percent in the City and not in the middle of nowhere. And the mainly silent and with no local CO₂ emissions, because the Jeep 4xe-called Plug-in hybrid drive will enable up to 50 km in all-electric range.

More HP, less CO₂

To kick off in the summer, Renegade and Compass as a “First Edition” with the top engine with 177 kW (240 HP) rolls to the Start. The exclusive launch models – the interest in the “First Edition” needs to be expressed until the end of may, online – included as standard with comprehensive technologies for driver assistance, as well as for Charging (two cables) of the high-voltage battery at home and at public charging stations. In comparison with the familiar 125 kW (170 HP) strong turbo-diesel engine increases torque by up to 50 percent. This performance is based on the combination of the 1.3 Liter large Turbo petrol engine as the drive for the front axle and the electric motor that drives the rear wheels. The electric motor draws its energy from a high-voltage battery during the drive or to an external power outlet to charge – at three kilowatts, the approximately 3.5 hours it takes.

The combination of combustion engine and electric drive system puts the power of the two small Jeep to a new level and promises to not only make saving fun, but also “exceptional driving fun”. In Figures: acceleration from zero to 100 kilometers per hour to create the two SUV in about seven seconds, the electric maximum speed lies at 130 km/h. In Hybrid mode is set to the paper with a maximum speed of 200 km/h – but then the promised CO2-emissions “of less than 50 grams per Kilometer” are only grey theory.

Eco-Coaching and LED headlights

“The transition from a mechanical to an electric all-wheel drive is the most important novelty for the Jeep Fans,” says the European head of marketing Marco Pigozzi. “The immense torque of the electric motor is going to make our first two Hybrid Jeeps on the grounds of sovereign.” And Jeep boss Christian Meunier twice after: “The cars have a lot more skills, offer significantly more driving fun, and it is also more convenient and safer to drive. But above all, they are much more ecological.” And not only for consumption, because the base of the Renegade is Jeep “of 100 percent recycled plastic”.

Jeep Renegade 4xe (from 44’900 Swiss francs), and Compass 4xe (starting at 49’900 Swiss francs), in addition to the new driving modes-Hybrid, Electric and E-Save special E-offer features such as Eco-Coaching and Smart Charging, where the charging management in different parameters, both via the infotainment system in the vehicle, as well as the compatible Smartphone to the driver’s control. Standard equipment 19-inch wheels, multimedia system with Navigation and 8.4-inch Touchscreen and Smartphone Integration, blind spot warning, Keyless Go, Premium audio system, and more, among others.

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