ELECTRIC & HYBRID
Renegade 4xe Plug in Hybrid
Interior | Jeep® Renegade 4xe Plug-in Hybrid SUV | Jeep® UK
• ICE: Internal Combustion Engine (internal combustion engine) is the traditional thermal energy engine (petrol, diesel, etc.) in which fuel combustion is activated through an oxidizer (usually air) inside a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the movement circuit of the fluid.
• MHEV: internal combustion engine and electric motor combined. The battery is charged by the internal combustion engine and by regenerative braking. It does not allow to drive in all-electric mode.
• HEV: internal combustion engine and electric motor combined. The battery is charged by the internal combustion engine and by regenerative braking. Battery performance allows for short trips in all-electric mode.
• PLUG-IN HYBRID: internal combustion engine and electric motor combined. The battery is also charged from an external source (charging socket) and through regenerative braking. Battery performance allows long journeys in all-electric mode.
• BEV: traction is provided exclusively by an electric motor. Driving is electric and charging is achieved only through an external source and regenerative braking.
• REEV: has a small petrol powered generator to recharge the battery and allow extended range when the battery level is low.
Plug-In Hybrid is one of the best solution to exploit the strengths of using an internal combustion engine (ICE) and an electric motor combined. Furthermore, within the hybrid world, the Plug-In Hybrid guarantees optimal balance between electric range, charge time, fuel economy, drivability and performance.
Plug-In Hybrid cars offer many of the advantages of electric vehicles, such as lower running costs, a silent journey, and zero emissions in the case of pure electric driving, while ensuring the flexibility of a conventional combustion engine for longer trips, without necessary recharge the battery from an external source. The combination of the combustion engine and the electric motor can also allow the vehicle to deliver a higher level of torque and performance than conventional larger-displacement engines. Jeep® 4xe will represents an advanced solution, which will increases performance and driving comfort by ensuring reductions in operating costs andlower emissions than thermal engine vehicles
Jeep® Renegade 4xe will be a Plug-In Hybrid Electric 4x4 Vehicle, equipped with a petrol engine, which drives the front wheels, and an electric motor, which drives the rear wheels improving the off road capability. The two engines will work together, with automatic management by the vehicle. The electric motor will be powered by an 11.4 kW battery that will be recharged during driving by regenerative braking, and can be recharged externally via the power grid. The battery will allow the car to function as an all-electric vehicle for up to 30 miles when the battery is fully charged. If the battery approaches the end of its charge, the petrol engine automatically intervenes to recharge it while driving, to ensure a constant availability of the 4xe drive.
The Jeep® 4xe will allow the customer to drive in several modes: Electric, Hybrid as well as e-Save mode, that preserve the charge level of the battery. New e-features will be available, such as eco-coaching, regenerative braking and pre-conditioning system of the cabin (which can be activated through a mobile phone or the specific timer in the vehicle’s infotainment display). The 4xe model will also be equipped with specific features including a dedicated instrument cluster, a dedicated section on the 8,4’’ infotainment display and a new Sport mode, which enhances vehicle performance by increasing throttle performance and improving steering response.
The new Jeep® 4xe will offer state-of-the-art connectivity systems. Jeep® Renegade 4xe will feature UConnect Services* as standard and will provide the customer with innovative services related to safety, security and convenience. The Uconnect system will allow Jeep® 4xe customers to always be informed about the status of their car through a dedicated My Uconnect smartphone app*. On this app, customers will also have the possibility to control and monitor the charging of their Jeep® 4xe, as well as to locate charging stations, and create a schedule to pre-heat or pre-cool the interior of your Jeep® .
*Some UconnectServicesmay not be active untilla later date. For timing on the activation of a specific My Uconnect 4xe service, please refer to the official Jeep® website.
The time range will be between about one and half an hours, when using a fast charger (high power Easy WallboxTM or public charging station), and approximately 3hrs when using a domestic plug at its maximum charging power level.
The recharging system will allow a fast charge up to 7,2 kW .
Through the vehicle’s Infotainment system, or by the My Uconnect app accessed through a smartphone.
During the individual charging at home, you will have the possibility to set the preferred charging time (over-night for example) and choose the power level of the charging program through a dedicated section in the infotainment system.
The ICE engine (internal combustion engine) will automatically turn on to guarantee on-road driving. The system will be designed to guarantee a minimum level of charge in order to ensure 4x4 performance.
The ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) engine will allow the use of the vehicle while recharging the battery. That way, the 4x4 performance will be always ensured.
The batteries will be designed to function properly at all the average temperatures of the year. Autonomy can be reduced depending upon exposure of the car to very warm temperatures for a very long time, as energy is used to cool the batteries. Similarly, in the case of very low temperatures, the autonomy will be reduced because the energy will be used to heat the batteries. Batteries can be exposed to temperatures down to -40 ° C.
The vehicle will charge while driving, or by connecting it to an external power outlet.
The Renegade 4xe will charge the battery through:
1- Regenerative braking: electric vehicles will use regenerative braking, which will convert the vehicle’s kinetic energy into electrical energy and will use it to charge the battery, instead of wasting it as thermal energy as with conventional ICE brakes. Electric motors will consume energy to provide movement. When this movement will be no longer required (for example in the slowing down phase), the braking force will be able to be used to reverse the motor action and generate electricity. The process is known as regenerative braking and the electricity generated can be sent to the battery. In the right conditions the autonomy of an electric car can be extended by more than 10% thanks to the collection of regenerated electricity.
2- E-Save driving mode: by setting this mode on the Hybrid Selector in your Jeep® Renegade 4xe, the 4xe system will keep the battery at a defined charge level, or can recharge the battery up to a set threshold.
Each Jeep® Renegade 4xe will be equipped with a domestic charging cable (called Mode 2) which will connect to the vehicle's Type 2 socket. This means that you will be able to load a Jeep® Renegade 4xe from a home garage or in front of your home, if an external socket is present. An on-board charger converts alternating current into direct current for charging. Through the Uconnect* 8.4” NAV infotainment interface, or through the appropriate My Uconnect app* that you will be able to download on your smartphone, it will be possible to set the recharge time and maximum current threshold that you require to absorb from your home system.
For a faster charge, you will have the possibility to install a domestic wall panel, called Easy WallboxTM, which charges the vehicle faster than a conventional socket. Easy WallboxTM can be installed.
*Some My Uconnect 4Xe services will be active from June 2020. For timing on the activation of a specific My Uconnect 4xe service, please refer to the official Jeep® website.
• Standard: Home charging cable. All 4xe Jeep® vehicles are already equipped with a standard domestic charging cable which can be connected to any domestic socket.
• Optional: High speed charging cable. Type 3 charging cable that allows you to charge the 4xe vehicle from a public charging column.
kWh means kilowatt hour, a measure of the amount of energy that can be stored in a battery. For a given car, a battery with a higher capacity, or more kWh, will have greater autonomy and / or better performance. For a given capacity, the actual autonomy will vary based on driving style and environmental conditions.
The safety of the charging process with normal use is total, even in the rain. Customers are not exposed to any risk of electric shock