Detroit NAIAS 2009: Jeep Patriot EV allows for 400 miles on a single tank

Tomorrow at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Chrysler’s ENVI department will be showing off a number of electric-vehicles and EREVs (Extended-Range Electric Vehicle). Joining the Jeep EV, Chrysler EV and the Dodge EV will be the Jeep Patriot EV.

As an EREV, the Jeep Patriot EV uses an electric-motor that is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack and a small gasoline engine with an integrated electric generator to produce additional energy to power the system when needed. The front-wheel-drive 5-passenger SUV produces a total of 150 kW (200-hp) from motor power and an additional 45 kW (60-hp) on continuous electric-power. The Jeep Patriot EV has a range of 400 miles, including 40 miles of zero fuel-consumption, zero-emissions, all-electric operation. 0 to 60 mph comes in approximately 8 seconds with a top speed of 100 mph.

The Jeep Patriot EV features a new ENVI Green Pearl exterior with a prominent “EV” graphics. Of course, this is just a concept and Chrysler has not yet said anything about when or if it will enter production.

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