Hybrid & Electric Stellantis Vehicle Technology
Stellantis, the company behind manufacturers like Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram, has committed itself to becoming one of the world’s leaders when it comes to hybrid and electric vehicle technology—not to mention a world leader in environmentally conscious vehicle performance. To learn more about the hybrid and electric vehicle technology being implemented by Stellantis, and carried at Oxford Dodge, simply read on.
Why Choose an Electric or Hybrid Vehicle?
There are a ton of benefits that come with driving an electric or hybrid vehicle, with the first and most obvious being the positive impact on the environment. However, there are a host of other factors that make spending a little extra up front for the hybrid or electric trim of a comparable vehicle a great choice in the long run, including (but not limited to):
- Comparable performance with better torque
- Greater fuel efficiency, regardless of your driving style
- There are no additional maintenance costs compared to a traditional, fuel-powered vehicle
- Excellent range when combining gas and electric power
- Reduced CO2 emissions (or no emissions at all)
- A recyclable battery
Combining the lower fuel costs with their solid performance, and noting that these vehicles have all been rigorously tested to perform during a Canadian winter, there are plenty of reasons to choose an electric or hybrid vehicle found in the Oxford Dodge model lineup.
There are currently three main types of hybrid and electric vehicles (with hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle technology starting to gain greater traction in the industry). They are:
Hybrid (HEV) PowertrainsThe first step in environmentally conscious vehicle technology, HEVs (or hybrid electric vehicles) utilize a combination of a gas engine along with an electric motor that actually generates electricity while you’re driving. These vehicles may lack some of the range found in Plug-in Hybrid and Battery Electric vehicles, but they will never need to be plugged in as long as you’re driving.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV) PowertrainsSimilar to an HEV operating on both a gas and electric motor, a PHEV offers the option of being plugged in to provide a longer lasting, electric-only driving range.
Battery Electric (BEV) PowertrainsDrawing its power solely from an electric motor and rechargeable battery, BEVs require no fuel whatsoever—just an outlet! Not only do BEVs create zero emissions, but they also offer a huge amount of instant torque.
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Family friendly and wonderful for the environment, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offers next level minivan styling and performance along with the greatest offering of technology in its class. Best-in-class fuel economy combines with the all-new Uconnect® 5 multimedia system to provide a truly smart and advanced ride.
Combine the open-air freedom of the classic Jeep Wrangler with some of the most advanced powertrain technology on the market, and you’ve got the Jeep Wrangler 4xe. A total range of up to 592 km along with eco-friendly performance means you don’t have to compromise when it comes to your adventures.
The world’s most awarded SUV has added a PHEV powertrain into its arsenal, allowing you to enjoy all of the adventure and luxury synonymous with the name Grand Cherokee while still helping save the environment. That includes a total range of up to 761 km, the largest range on a hybrid or electric vehicle in the entire Stellantis lineup!
As we collectively drive toward a greener future, Stellantis is doing their part to ensure that there are even more environmentally friendly, hybrid and electric vehicle models to choose from. Currently, the Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass are offered in 4xe trims over in Europe, and are expected to find their way to North America sooner than later, along with an incredibly powerful, hybrid Ram pickup truck. Keep your eyes on the Oxford Dodge blog for more information about upcoming hybrid and electric vehicles in the Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram lineups.