Electric Jeep will receive the designation “4xe”

Electric Jeep will receive the designation “4xe”

January 4, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Jeep will unveil three electrified models at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. These will be rechargeable hybrids Wrangler, Renegade and Compass, combined under a common nameplate “4xe”.

The eco-friendly 4xe range will include all Jeep models with a hybrid or electric powerplant. They will retain outstanding off-road capabilities and impressive cross-country ability, but will be “much better than their gas and diesel counterparts.” In addition to caring for the environment, electrified off-road vehicles will bring more driving pleasure to the segment and “will allow you to enjoy the silence during outings”.

Brand electrification will begin with three key markets: Europe, China and the United States. After that, Jeeps for other countries will be transferred to electric traction. By 2021, each model will receive a version with a hybrid power plant, as well as a number of the latest high-tech options.

It is known that the hybrid Jeep Renegade will be equipped with a 1.3 turbo engine and several electric motors, as well as an eAWD all-wheel drive without a cardan shaft. On electric power, such an SUV will be able to drive up to 50 kilometers. A similar power plant will receive a same platform as Jeep Compass. There are no data on Wrangler PHEV yet.