Wrangler introduces Jeep's first electric-powered vehicle

  • 📰 CTVNews
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 53 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 24%
  • Publisher: 99%

Canada Headlines News

Canada Latest News,Canada Headlines

Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand is starting to offer gas-electric hybrid and eventually full electric powertrains across its lineup.

The company rolled out the first of them Thursday, a plug-in Wrangler to go on sale in the U.S., Europe and China early next year.

The Wrangler 4xe can go 25 miles on electricity before a 2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine takes over. Drivers can choose to have an engine-powered generator recharge the batteries , although it would take about 2.5 hours at 45 to 55 mph to fully replenish them. The Wrangler 4xe, due in showrooms early next year, will have a 375 horsepower available if electric and gas motors are used at the same time, and the company says it will get the equivalent of 50 miles per gallon of gasoline . It can also run in a hybrid mode, switching between gasoline and electricity to get the most efficiency.

It's not clear if there's a big market yet for a plug-in Wrangler, or any electric vehicles for that matter, said Guidehouse analyst Sam Abuelsamid. Last year in the U.S., only 310,000 plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicles were sold, less than 2% of the market."There are a lot of Jeep owners, people who go off-roading, who also want to preserve the environment where they go off-roading," Abuelsamid said.

Source: Energy Industry News (energyindustrynews.net)

 

Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.

Those electric vehicles powered by fossil fuels.

25 miles? Let me know when I can go 500kms and I’m all ears.

jsluvi69

We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 1. in CA

Canada Latest News, Canada Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

One killed, two others hurt in crash that closed B.C.’s George Massey Tunnel for hoursRichmond RCMP say a vehicle travelling south on Highway 99 early Wednesday crossed the centre line, hitting an oncoming vehicle
Source: globeandmail - 🏆 5. / 92 Read more »

Airlines face uphill climb to replace quarantines with COVID-19 testing in CanadaTransport Canada is holding early talks with airlines to introduce testing at airports Do your job “reporters”. Six percent!! That’s all that died from virus alone. The tests don’t even work properly and have a. 30-60% false positive. They’re meaningless, this is all scam over a cold virus. It’s like they want to eliminate all risk. You cant. But to come back from Barbados with a 48 hour test and have to Q for 14 days is ridiculous!! Other countries have accepted this protocol. AirCanada WestJet CPHO_Canada Do we really want our airlines to fail? SixPercent
Source: nationalpost - 🏆 10. / 80 Read more »

Airlines look to introduce COVID-19 testing at airports with hopes of ending strict quarantine measuresThe use of airport testing would be logistically challenging as it would require cooperation from airports, airlines, federal and provincial health authorities SonaNanotech Won't solve the problem. There can be false negatives, or the person may be infected but hasn't gotten to the point where they have antibodies. They are using airport checks but there are at least 60 flights on the exposure list. Toronto Pub health just warned of 2nd wave. Watch what happened at 1:08:50 in iceman4433's broadcast: Replay of the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, NC (Day 1)
Source: nationalpost - 🏆 10. / 80 Read more »

Makeshift memorial for N.S. mass shooting victims to be removed as residents seek more privacyTom Taggart, councillor for the Portapique area, says residents have grown weary of vehicles stopping at the church and then heading to nearby Portapique Beach Road
Source: globeandmail - 🏆 5. / 92 Read more »

Memorial Drive lane closures for pedestrians, cyclists now only on weekendsThe City of Calgary launched temporary lane closures on Memorial Drive in March as part of a pilot project as vehicle traffic dropped amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: GlobalNational - 🏆 81. / 51 Read more »

Canadian satellite embarks on mission to monitor greenhouse gas emissions from spaceMontreal-based company GHGSat Inc.’s satellite Iris successfully launched from the Arianespace Vega launch vehicle after months of delay Copy edit: from where else but space would a satellite do its work? 😁 And all other satellites are spies.
Source: globeandmail - 🏆 5. / 92 Read more »