Jeep®is a name associated with the outdoors, and now the brand is doing its part in protecting the environment by adding electrified models to its lineup. With a next-generation Jeep®Grand Cherokee on the way as early as 2021, Fiat Chrysler recently revealed plans to also add a plug-in hybrid to the Grand Cherokee’s trims. While the Grand Cherokee plug-in hybrid is the only electrified model announced so far, more electric Jeep®models are said to be on the way.
The announcement comes following Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ investment into the company’s Michigan factory, as well as an earlier announcement at an investors’ conference in Italy that FCA plans to eventually have electric powertrains for all Jeep®models. FCA did not set any kind of deadline for the goal, but the announcement says buyers should expect to see at least four plug-in hybrid models and the “flexibility to produce fully battery-electric vehicles.”
With the 2020 Jeep®Wrangler due to unleash its own plug-in hybrid model, that means two other Jeep®nameplates – the Renegade and the Wagoneer – are likely getting the PHEV treatment soon. Fully-electric Jeep®models have not been announced yet aside from China’s Grand Commander, but given FCA’s pursuit of the green car segment, EV news could be coming from the company within the next few years.
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