- Chrysler’s ENVI electric-vehicle technology meets industry’s most capable compact SUV
- 400-mile total driving range
- 40-mile all-electric range with zero fuel consumption and zero tailpipe emissions
Detroit, 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
Range-extended Electric Vehicle, 5-passenger SUV
Weight and Dimensions
Length – 173.6 inches / 4409 mm
Width – 69.1 inches / 1755 mm
Height – 65.7 inches / 1669mm
Wheelbase – 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
Layout – Front-wheel drive
Motor – Power: 150 kW (200 hp), Regenerative braking
Battery – Lithium-ion battery
Suspension – 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
Exterior – ENVI Green Pearl
Interior – 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)