Jeep Shows Off Plug-In Models
Jeep Shows Off Plug-In Models and Retro Wranglers in Geneva
Mar 05, 2019
Electrification is on its way to the Jeep brand, with plug-in versions of both the Renegade and Compass appearing at the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland.
It seems that after selling nearly a million units in 2018, the most they’ve moved in the brand’s history, Jeep is ready to chart a course towards the future without leaving behind its core identity.
In the spotlight at the Jeep stand in Geneva, new plug-in hybrid models of the Compass and Renegade were shown. Equipped with batteries that are rechargeable from an external power outlet, they’re able to store enough electric energy to allow a pure electric range of about 30 miles. That is in addition to the distance it can travel on its gasoline-powered engine, so place those range-anxiety fears to one side.
Jeep fans know that the Renegade and Compass are similar chocolate bars in two different wrappers, so it won’t surprise anyone reading these virtual pages that these plug-in versions share a common powertrain. The electric propulsion works in synergy with a 1.3L turbocharged gasoline-powered engine, combining together to make up to 240 horsepower. Given the proclivity of electrically powered machines to provide gobs of torque just off idle speed, these two little utes should provide plenty of shove around town.
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