Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EV Launched at Detroit
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“One of our goals at ENVI is to develop electric-drive solutions for every segment and for every customer,” said Lou Rhodes, President – ENVI, and Vice President – Advance Vehicle Engineering, Chrysler LLC. “An electric-drive Jeep Wrangler brings ultimate fuel efficiency and ultra-clean transportation to a market segment whose consumers want to explore the environment to the fullest.”
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EV was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show under the form of a a prototype equipped with a two-wheel drive system, but a four-wheel drive alternative may also be announced in the near future, Chrysler said in a statement for the press.
Technical features include a maximum power of 200 kW (268 horsepower), a 0 to 60 mph acceleration done in approximately 9 seconds with top speed rated at 90 mph (that's almost 145 km/h). The exterior is painted in ENVI Green Pearl while the interior comes in Dark Slate Gray. Similar to other hybrids, the lithium-ion batteries can also be recharged through a regenerative braking system but also using the additional small-displacement gasoline engine.
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