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Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited EV

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EVDetroit, Jan 11, 2009 - The Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited EV is a Range-extended Electric Vehicle that provides a glimpse into the future of a "Go Anywhere, Do Anything" vehicle with renowned Jeep Wrangler capability.

"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 prototype is a two-wheel drive Wrangler. However, Chrysler's ENVI organization is exploring four-wheel-drive, in-wheel electric motors to demonstrate the full reach of the Company's advanced electric-drive technologies. When this technology is developed by ENVI, the instant high torque of the electric-drive motor and the ability to precisely control each wheel independently will result in off-road capability ideally suited for the Jeep brand, without compromising on-road capability.

The Wrangler Unlimited EV also uses an ENVI Range-extended Electric Vehicle powertrain, consisting of an electric motor, an 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. The electric motor produces 200 kW (268 horsepower) and 400 N•m (295 lb.-ft.) of torque. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EV has a range of 400 miles, including 40 miles of zero fuel-consumption, zero-emissions, all-electric operation.

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EV features a new ENVI Green Pearl exterior color, integrating full body-side "EV" graphics.

Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited EV Vehicle Specifications

Vehicle Type
Range-extended Electric Vehicle,
5-passenger SUV
Weight and Dimensions
184.4 inches / 4684 mm
Width 68.6 inches / 1743 mm
72.3 inches / 1836 mm
116.0 inches / 2946 mm
Front overhang
28.3 inches / 719 mm
Rear overhang
40.1 inches / 1019 mm
Track front
61.9 inches / 1572 mm
61.9 inches / 1572 mm
Approach angle
44.4 degrees
Departure angle
40.5 degrees
Turn circle
41.2 feet / 12.6 m
Powertrain and Suspension
Layout Rear-wheel drive
Motor Power: 200 kW (268 hp)
Regenerative braking
Lithium-ion battery
Suspension Front - Solid axle
Rear - Solid axle
Range extender SULEV gasoline engine and electric generator
Continuous electric power: 70 kW (94 hp)
Color Scheme
ENVI Green Pearl
Dark Slate Gray
Key Performance Attributes
0-60 mph (0-100 kph)
approximately 9 seconds
Standing ¼-mile
mid-16 seconds
Top speed
greater than 90 mph (approximately 145 kph)
All-electric range
40 miles (approximately 64 km)
Total driving range
up to 400 miles (approximately 644 km)
Wheels and Tires
Tire size front
P255 / 70R18 32.1 inches / 814 mm
Tire size rear
P255 / 70R18 32.1 inches / 814 mm

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EV
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EV
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EV
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EV
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EV
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