“Today's announcement builds on our successful 4xe plug-in hybrid lineup and is the next step towards an electrified lineup in Europe,” said Antonella Bruno, Head of Jeep Europe.
“The Jeep Compass and Renegade e-Hybrid offer a new entry point to our electrification lineup,” added Bruno.
So what are the differences between e-Hybrid and 4xe? In short, the Jeep Compass e-Hybrid is a mild hybrid while the 4xe is a plug-in hybrid.
The formula is slightly different because the Compass e-Hybrid is equipped with a turbo four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 1,469 cc and a tiny 48 volt electric motor.
The mild hybrid engine is capable of producing 130 hp/5,500 rpm and 240 Nm/1,500 rpm of torque, while the electric motor is only 20 hp and 55 Nm.
Oh yes, the power and torque from the e-Hybrid engine and motor are channeled to the front wheels only through a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
As for the Compass 4xe, it gets a 1,332 cc four-cylinder turbo engine combined with an electric motor that drives the rear wheels.
Depending on the variant, the Compass 4xe can have a combined engine and motor power of 190 hp and 240 hp driving all the wheels.
In addition to the engine, the battery embedded in the e-Hybrid is also much smaller than the 4xe but can function much like an electric car.
With its electric motor, the Compass e-Hybrid has the functions of e-Launch, e-Creeping, e-Queuing, and e-Parking.
But of course the battery and electric motor of the Compass e-Hybrid function more as a generator of electrical energy and help the engine's performance when accelerating.
Of course, unlike the 4xe, the e-Hybrid battery cannot be charged directly through the plug.