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Press Release

2020-Sep-17

ZF 8-speed Plug-In Hybrid Powers All-New Jeep® Wrangler 4xe with Longitudinal Configuration

  • ZF to deliver 8-speed-transmission for four-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler 4xe with front-longitudinal drive configuration
  • 8-speed features all advanced functions of the standard transmission plus the advantages of the electric drive unit
  • ZF’s 8-speed PHEV features compact electric motor with a peak output of up to 100 kilowatts and 245 Newton meters of torque

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ZF 8-speed Plug-In Hybrid Powers All-New Jeep® Wrangler 4xe with Longitudinal Configuration

LIVONIA, MICHIGAN. ZF Friedrichshafen will supply its 8-speed plug-in hybrid transmission to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, powering the all-new Jeep® Wrangler 4xe. The latest version of ZF’s 8-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. 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.

“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,” explained Stephan von Schuckmann, head of ZF Car Powertrain Technology Division. “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 8-speed transmissions for customers around the world. Production of the 8-speed plug-in is currently underway at ZF's production facility in Saarbrücken, Germany.

CONTACT

Ashley Van Horn

North America Divisional Communications

+1 517-290-0186

ashley.vanhorn@zf.com

Tony Sapienza

Head of Communications - North America

+1 734-582-1646

tony.sapienza@zf.com