It’s a 3,800km drive from Mirafiori plant in Turin Italy to Arjeplog in Sweden.
This is what is known as a real-world test.
4xe is Jeep-talk for its upcoming plug-in hybrid technology.
Arjeplog, in the Swedish Lapland, is a place where many carmakers head to when winter-testing their new products. There are well-established proving grounds in this area and this was Jeep’s destination when they embarked on a week-long road trip to evaluate their 4Xe plug-in vehicles soon to be introduced in Europe.
The video shows (it’s in Italian but you’ll get the gist of it) that the four Jeeps, two Compass and two Renegade, which set out on the 3,800km trek from the Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy to Arjeplog made it but it’s not clear if they made it back… All kidding aside, the Jeep 4xe technology seems promising on paper at the very least.
The powertrain is a combination of a 170-horsepower turbocharged 1.3-litre 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor mounted to the rear wheels which is fed by an 11.4 kWh battery. Total system output is said to be 240-horsepower and the EV range is 50km. In the real world, that number will likely be closer to 30-35km.
Jeep is hard at work electrifying its entire portfolio including the legendary Wrangler. As early as 2022, four electrified will be introduced including the two mentioned above.