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Jeep® Patriot EV

Jeep Patriot EVDetroit, Jan 11, 2009 - Jeep® Patriot EV joins the growing portfolio of electric-drive vehicles being developed by Chrysler LLC.

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. This provides the positive attributes of an Electric Vehicle with the driving range equivalent to today's gasoline-powered vehicles.

"The Jeep Patriot EV expands our portfolio of ENVI electric-drive vehicles and is just one more example of what is possible through the technology Chrysler is developing," said Lou Rhodes, President, - ENVI, and Vice President, Advance Vehicle Engineering, Chrysler LLC. "Moreover, the Patriot EV provides socially responsible, advanced electric technology in the industry's most capable compact SUV."

The Jeep Patriot EV features a refined and clean front appearance to match the refined and clean powertrain. The signature Jeep grille features vertical accents, and the front fascia is a separate component to help set the grille apart. The use of body-color paint, blended with matte black B- and C-pillars, visually creates a smooth and elongated profile.

The unique wheel design and size gives the Jeep Patriot EV a wide stance which combines with the paint treatment to produce a sporty form. The interior of the Jeep Patriot EV features all of the elements introduced in the refreshed 2009 Jeep Patriot.

The Jeep Patriot EV uses an electric-drive motor, advanced lithium-ion battery system and a small gasoline engine with an integrated electric generator to produce additional energy to power the electric-drive system when needed. Range-extended Electric Vehicles provide customers a no-compromise means of dramatically reducing their gasoline use and carbon footprint. The Jeep Patriot EV has a range of 400 miles, including 40 miles of zero fuel-consumption, zero-emissions, all-electric operation.

The Jeep Patriot EV features a new ENVI Green Pearl exterior with a prominent "EV" graphic adorning both sides - top-to-bottom - of the vehicle.

Jeep® Patriot EV Vehicle Specifications

Vehicle Type
Range-extended Electric Vehicle,
5-passenger SUV
Weight and Dimensions
173.6 inches / 4409 mm
69.1 inches / 1755 mm
65.7 inches / 1669mm
103.7 inches / 2634 mm
Front overhang
34.8 inches / 883.9 mm
Rear overhang
35.1 inches / 892 mm
Track front / rear
59.8 inches / 1519 mm 59.8 inches / 1519 mm
Approach angle
27.5 degrees
Departure angle
31.4 degrees
Turn circle
35.6 feet / 10.85 m
Powertrain and Suspension
Front-wheel drive
Power: 150 kW (200 hp)
Regenerative braking
Lithium-ion battery
Front - McPherson strut
Rear - Independent
Range extender
SULEV gasoline engine and electric generator
Continuous electric power: 45 kW (60 hp)
Wheels and Tires
Tire size front
P245 / 45R20 28.7 inches / 728 mm
Tire size rear
P245 / 45R20 28.7 inches / 728 mm
Color Scheme
ENVI Green Pearl
Dark Slate Gray
Key Performance Attributes
0-60 mph (0-100 kph)
approximately 8 seconds
Standing ¼-mile
low-16 seconds
Top speed
greater than 100 mph (approximately 161 kph)
All-electric range
40 miles (approximately 64 km)
Total driving range
up to 400 miles (approximately 644 km)

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Jeep Patriot EV
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