Friday, 16 Apr 2021
The FCA Melfi Plant in Italy is beginning preparations to produce the Jeep Renegade Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) scheduled for market launch in early 2020.

Melfi Plant prepares for production of new Jeep Renegade Plug-in Hybrid

The Renegade PHEV will be created alongside the Renegade and 500X complete combustion engine goods that are presently created at the Melfi automobile assembly plant.

The pre-production units of the new Jeep Renegade PHEV are scheduled in 2019. The investment for the new engine launch equates to much more than €200M and also contains a robust commitment by FCA for instruction all workers on the application of this new technologies. The Plant facilities involved in the production will also be modernized accordingly

“With over 742,000 Renegades produced to date in Italy, the Melfi plant and the Renegade are the ideal location and the perfect product to launch the PHEV, further strengthening the offer of this highly successful Jeep,” stated Pietro Gorlier, chief operating officer EMEA area.

During the FCA Capital Markets Day on June 1, when the 2018-2022 company strategy was presented to the monetary neighborhood, it was stated that 1 of the most essential alter aspects addressed in the strategic strategy is electrification. Investments throughout the strategy period outcome in a portfolio of technical options that will allow FCA to comply with the regulatory specifications in every sales area. At the exact same time, the technologies will also be applied to boost the certain strengths of every brand.

The Renegade PHEV is the subsequent step in FCA’s roll-out of Electrification, following the launches of the PHEV Pacifica Minivan and the mild-hybrid e-Torque technologies launched on the Ram 1500 truck earlier this year. By 2022, FCA will supply a total of 12 electric propulsion systems (BEV, PHEV, complete-hybrid and mild-hybrid) in worldwide architectures. Thirty various models will be equipped with 1 or much more of these systems.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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