When will Jeep go Green? Now we Know!

by Off Road Report on February 12, 2009

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I wrote a post last June titled “Hybrid Electrics—When will Jeep go Green?” that sparked quite a bit of conversation on the site. It seems we have our answer!

According to Chryslerllc.com they’ll be “Introducing five distinct vehicle platforms with ENVI’s electric-vehicle technology” the site goes on to further state that you will have the “Ability to own one of these electric vehicles as soon as 2010.” with “At least three more models available by 2013.”

The new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EV will feature a 200 kW engine, which translates roughly to 268 hp. This models boasts a 40-mile all-electric range and a 400-mile hybrid gas/electric range. In electric-only mode the Lithium-ion battery will provide 70 kW or 94 hp worth of juice.

0-60 time is estimated at 9 seconds with a mid-16 second quarter mile time. Top speed is greater than 90 mph.

One really interesting quote from the site reads:

“We are also exploring four-wheel-drive, in-wheel electric motors to demonstrate the full reach of ENVI’s advanced electric-drive technologies. The instant high torque of the electric-drive motor and the ability to precisely control each wheel independently results in off-road capability ideally suited for the Jeep brand, without compromising on-road driving capability.”

A motor for each wheel? Where do I sign?

Ultimately, it looks like the question “When will Jeep go Green?” has been answered by Chrysler and we’ll be seeing the results sooner rather than later.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Ernährungstipps 02.24.09 at 10:24 pm

Nice. At least there are still car manufacturers who take time to care for our environment. Hmmm, was it really a care in the offing? I might be wronged in the purpose – might just be the color GREEN…LOL. Kidding aside, yes its so sweet to come up with a green jeep. Isn’t it friendly?

searchforvoip 03.04.09 at 8:45 pm

GOOD..finally a car that i love is going green. now i could feel happy about myself!
lol
keep up the posts, love it!

Albert 03.05.09 at 12:44 pm

It is very beautifull and It is very interesting your hybrid gas/electric tecnology.
Finally is very well this jeep green.

Steve 03.07.09 at 2:01 am

This will be awsome. A jeep that is good for the environment and eco friendly is kinda weird to try to come to terms with. Should be the start of more to come.

Webrevolve 03.16.09 at 5:38 am

Good news all around if you ask me, nice post, interesting read.

bull bars 03.19.09 at 6:27 pm

Just when will Jeep go green? That is a really good question. Going green is the way to go!

Honda Civic Exhaust 03.19.09 at 7:49 pm

Nice looking Jeep. i just read the specs, the engine is very very powerfull (268 hp). any info about price for this Jeep?

Sid Savage Auto Dealer Supply Forum 04.02.09 at 3:57 pm

Its about time. I think we will be seeing more and more car companies “going green” in the very near future.

Jeep Tops 04.14.09 at 12:39 am

yah, more companies are doing the same thing. . . its more on the trends.

Holiday Homes 05.07.09 at 9:46 am

I think all the companies will go green just after all the gas and oil sources will be depleted.

Toronto Roofing 06.24.09 at 10:35 pm

Wow that truck is a beauty…

Tedd 07.22.09 at 6:18 pm

Its about time for all the jeep owner to going green. I think the hybird technology is a good idea, and its even better because they keep on improving the engine too

Autopartsfair 10.21.09 at 9:32 pm

This is really a Good News to hear that now Jeep manufactures also looking to improve there Jeeps and making them Environment Friendly.i will be good to see some models are going to lunch up-to 2013…

Autopartsfair 10.21.09 at 9:36 pm

Hybrid Vehicles are the Future Of this whole industry…previously i heard about only Hybrid Cars now Jeeps also so it is good to see that Jeep Manufactures think to go green and produce Environment Friendly Jeeps. Hybrid Vehicle have good performance as there auto parts are strong enough too..

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