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The Jeep Patriot EV range-extended vehicle can drive up to 40 miles on electric power aloneEnlarge Photo
The first of these is the new Jeep Patriot EV, an plug-in hybrid SUV with a 400-mile total driving range and a 40-mile all-electric range with zero fuel consumption and zero tailpipe emissions.
As a range-extended electric vehicle, the Jeep Patriot EV combines the electric-drive components of an electric vehicle with a small gasoline engine and integrated electric generator to produce additional energy to power the electric-drive system when needed.
Power for the five-passenger SUV comes from a V6 petrol engine and a 200hp (150kW) electric motor running on lithium-ion batteries. Performance numbers are impressive for a vehicle of this size, with the 0-60mph taking approximately eight seconds, and the standing quarter mile passing in 16 seconds. Top speed is in excess of 100mph.
Chrysler is also expected to reveal a new all-electric four-seat Dodge sports car, which you can read about in our previous story by clicking here.