Fiat Chrysler will use ZF Friedrichshafen’s 8-speed plug-in hybrid transmission within the new Jeep Wrangler 4xe. The most recent model of ZF’s 8-speed incorporates a compact electrical motor with a peak output of as much as 100 kilowatts and 245 Newton-meters of torque.
ZF produces a full vary of driveline applied sciences. The corporate lately affirmed its dedication to electrical mobility by saying that it’ll now not spend money on automated transmissions that aren’t hybrid-ready.
Since 2009, ZF has produced roughly 22.5 million 8-speed transmissions for patrons around the globe. Manufacturing of the 8-speed plug-in is presently underway at ZF’s manufacturing facility in Saarbrücken, Germany.
“The Jeep Wrangler is an iconic automobile, and to be a part of the primary plug-in Wrangler is symbolic of the place the trade and ZF are headed,” mentioned Stephan von Schuckmann, Head of ZF’s Automobile Powertrain Know-how Division. “We consider plug-in-technology is an effective answer for patrons within the near-to-midterm, and we’re dedicated to mobility that generates significantly much less CO2, with the long-term aim of zero emissions.”