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This photo provided by Fiat Chrysler shows the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe.  Fiat Chrysler on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, unveiled the first of what it says will be many Jeeps powered by batteries. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the brand's first vehicle that can travel on electricity in the U.S. The gas-electric hybrid SUV can go 25 miles on battery power before a 2-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine takes over. (Fiat Chrysler via AP)

Jeep reveals hybrid Wrangler, 1st US battery-powered vehicle

Sep. 3, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand is starting to offer gas-electric hybrid and eventually full electric powertrains across its lineup. The company rolled out the first of them for the U.S. on Thursday, a plug-in rechargeable Wrangler to go on sale in America, Europe and China early next year. The...

An electric car stand at a loading station of a car dealer in Bad Homburg, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

EU share of electric cars grew during virus lockdown months

Sep. 3, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The market share of electric cars in Europe increased during and immediately after the worst of the pandemic lockdowns, industry figures showed Thursday, even as overall sales of vehicles of all types plunged during the second quarter. The new figures come as automakers ramp up...

This photo provided by FCA shows the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, a plug-in hybrid minivan that has both a gasoline engine and hybrid system. It can drive for around 30 miles on electricity alone. (Courtesy of Fiat Chrysler via AP)

Edmunds: Is it time for a plug-in hybrid vehicle?

Aug. 26, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles — typically abbreviated as PHEVs — make up a very small percentage of vehicle sales, but they can be a smart pick for a certain kind of shopper. Consider this scenario: You want to buy a significantly more fuel-efficient vehicle than what you have now but...