2008 Jeep Renegade Hybrid: What Happened?
A Jeep was invented 5 years ago by scientists which was capable of travelling 110 miles per gallon.
Which brings us to our next question…
What Happened to the Jeep Renegade Hybrid?
I am not sure if they make these anymore to be honest, but lets take a look at the idea…and see what went wrong.
Energy crisis and environmental pollution are two important problems that people from all over world are facing today. Scientists and engineers are in a constant search for some new type of vehicle which is capable of saving energy by several different techniques. Hybrid cars, which can utilize both petrol and renewable sources of energy, are important inventions in this regard.
Olive green makes this a Jeep classic, but don’t just get caught up in the color.
2008 Jeep Renegade Performance
It is powered by a 16 kWh Lithium ion battery. Once this battery is completely charged, the Jeep can travel up to 40 miles (64 km) without being interrupted. It is not suited for longer journeys, hence it is provided with 1.5 liter bluetec diesel engine. Performance of this Jeep is said to be four times better than that of any other Jeep which is powered by gasoline or diesel alone.
Not bad, right?
There is a belief that any vehicle which is powered by natural fuels is low in performance compared to fossil fuel vehicles. This Jeep drives away any such myths in minds of people by its outstanding performance. It has two electric motors with a capacity of 220 kW and they have a power of 268 horsepower. The car jumps to a speed of about 60 km/h from 0 km in just 8.5 seconds. Its top speed is 90 miles per hour, which places it in the list of some of the fastest Jeeps available today. Its 20 inch aluminium wheels help to achieve balance while driving it at top speed and avoid skidding.
2008 Jeep Renegade Hybrid Design and Specs
With a front approach angle of 44 degree and rear approach angle of 52 degree, this Jeep achieves outstanding stability while travelling on practically impassable roads. Total weight of Jeep is just 3150 pounds. Battery is positioned below driver’s seat and another battery is below passenger’s seat. They are both placed in such a way that they keep centre of gravity of car in a proper position such that it travels smoothly on any kind of surface.
The overall external design of this Jeep looks somewhat like a half ton Willys Jeep which was designed earlier. Large wheels which are bolstered with aluminium give a fabulous look to this Jeep. As aluminium is predominantly used in its overall architecture, it is quite lighter compared to many other Jeeps. Its chassis and molded body tub are free of any toxic resins, which are an important component of most of old cars.
Cockpit of this Jeep is designed symmetrically. It can be adjusted for either left hand or right hand drive. The goal of this vehicle design is to minimize unnecessary 4×4 accessories parts that are used in most vehicles which make it heavier. Steering wheel of this Jeep is provided with a LED screen which is circular in shape at its center.
Overall, a great concept that never took fire…
Would you buy on these jeeps if they still made them?