Jeep Stories June 1, 2018

FCA’s outspoken CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has been known for being highly critical of electric vehicles, which has significantly slowed down the electrification of FCA’s lineup of vehicles.

But the industry is undoubtedly moving forward with all-electric vehicles and now FCA is announcing new electric vehicles coming under its Jeep, Maserati, and Fiat brands within the next 4 years. expand full story

Jeep Stories November 30, 2017

Jeep CEO Mike Manley announced at their LA Auto Show press conference that the new Jeep Wrangler will include a plug-in option in 2020.

Jeep has shown a plug-in hybrid concept before, the Yuntu SUV which they displayed at the 2017 Shanghai auto show.  And there have been rumors for some time that the Wrangler, Jeep’s most iconic vehicle, would eventually gain a hybrid powertrain.

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Jeep Stories April 24, 2017

We don’t often report on plug-in hybrids because most of the new models coming out lately, like BMW’s eDrive powertrains or Audi’s e-tron PHEVs, have barely useful all-electric range – unlike some that can cover the average commute, like the Chevy Volt or the new Pacifica Hybrid.

After recently bringing the Pacifica to market, FCA now unveils another plug-in hybrid – this time under its Jeep brand: the Jeep Yuntu. expand full story

Jeep Stories June 13, 2016

FCA’s outspoken CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has been known to make unpopular but frank comments about electric cars and the future of the auto industry. The man in charge of Alfa, Fiat, Chrysler and Jeep, called for its customers not to buy his electric car, the Fiat 500e, because he estimates the company is losing about $10,000 per units.

In a recent interview with Car Magazine, he reiterated his comments and elaborated on how he doesn’t understand how anyone can make money selling electric cars other than to comply with government mandates. He also made some interesting and somewhat confusing comments on Tesla’s success. expand full story

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