ZF eight-speed PHEV powers all-new Jeep Wrangler 4xe with longitudinal configuration

Compact electric motor with peak output of up to 100 kilowatts and 245 Newton meters of torque

ZF Friedrichshafen is to supply its eight-speed plug-in hybrid transmission to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, for its all-new Jeep Wrangler 4xe.

The latest version of ZF’s eight-speed features a compact electric motor with a peak output of up to 100 kilowatts and 245 Newton meters of torque.

ZF offers hybrid technology in a modular kit to meet various customer requirements.

Stephan von Schuckmann, head of ZF Car Powertrain Technology Division said: “The Jeep Wrangler is an iconic vehicle and to be part of the first plug-in Wrangler is symbolic of where the industry and ZF are headed.

Plug-in hybrids combine the range of a combustion engine for longer trips with an emission-free electric drive for city driving and shorter trips.

“We believe plug-in-technology is a good solution for customers in the near-to-midterm, and we are committed to mobility that generates considerably less CO2, with the long-term goal of zero emissions.”

ZF produces a full range of driveline technologies from highly efficient transmissions to plug-in hybrids and full electrics and recently made a commitment that it will no longer invest in automatic transmissions that are not hybrid-ready, further underscoring the company’s commitment to electric mobility.

Since 2009, ZF has produced approximately 22.5 million eight-speed transmissions for customers around the world.

Production of the eight-speed plug-in is currently underway at ZF’s production facility in Saarbrücken, Germany.

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