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Jeep to add additional PHEV in 2020

Jeep has announced that it will begin producing a plug-in hybrid version of its Renegade model in Italy in the near future. The Renegade PHEV will hit the market in early 2020, according to a new article from Green Car Reports. Jeep’s parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), has thirty different new electrified models set to launch or for sale…

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Jeep Wrangler to adopt plug-in hybrid

Jeep continues its march toward a plug-in offering with the automaker confirming the arrival of its Wrangler Plug-In Hybrid. In a new article for The Torque Report, Marc Carter dissects recent updates on the model, reporting that the PHEV’s power electronics module, containing its power inverter and integrated dual charger module, among other features, is to be produced in Ohio.…

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Mild hybrid Jeep Wrangler hits dealerships

According to a new article from Allpar, the mild hybrid Jeep Wrangler has finally hit dealerships around the country. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL carries a turbocharged 2.0L engine in combination with an eTorque mild hybrid system. The powertrain achieves 270hp and 295lb-ft of torque. The vehicle has an EPA rating of 22/24/22 mpg, which is an improvement on the…

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Fiat Chrysler planning a range of electrified models

Fiat Chrysler has announced its electrification plans, starting with its intent to phase out diesel cars by 2021, at least in its EMEA region. The company announced its plans at its Capital Markets Day this past week. Highlights of the electrification plans include additional mild and high voltage hybrids, alongside PHEVs and full electric vehicles. For the U.S. specifically, FCA…

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Jeep making a more efficient, mild hybrid Wrangler

Jeep has unveiled its 2018 Wrangler line-up, and alongside its traditional V6 option, the automaker will offer a turbocharged 4-cylinder powertrain with better EPA ratings than any previous Jeeps. For 2018, the turbo-4 is actually a mild hybrid, giving the model 22% lower fuel consumption than the previous year. The EPA has rated the model at 23/25/24 mpg for a…

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Waymo set to expand with Fiat Chrysler hybrid minivans

Waymo, the self-driving car group, is set to expand in a big way in 2018. The company inked an agreement with hybrid leader Fiat Chrysler to acquire thousands of the automaker’s Pacifica Hybrid minivans to start the first autonomous ride-hailing service. Fiat Chrysler and Waymo have worked together since 2016 to bring 600 hybrid minivans to cities around the country,…

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid announces 84 MPGe fuel efficiency rating

Chrysler has announced fuel economy ratings for the 2017 Pacific Hybrid. It has been been rated 84 MPGe by the Environmental Protection Agency and has a driving range of 566 miles. That earned the highest rating possible from the EPA — a score of 10 in its Green Vehicle Guide. The price of the Pacifica Hybrid starts at $41,995, but will…

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