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While the vast majority of manufacturers shall develop global generalists with more and more insistently hybrid engines, plug-in hybrid, electric or a fuel cell, here the Fiat-Chrysler Group does not intend to follow this trend, although the contrary.
A confirmed by Bob Lee, head of engine development group, in an interview he gave to the magazine Automotive News Europe approach.
The reason given by the Italian-American industrial group is directly related to costs associated with the development of these technologies, whose profitability is far from the rendezvous.
More faithful to the diesel engine
To compensate for this absence, Fiat and Chrysler prefer to develop the atmospheric engines smaller cylinder, associated to a turbocharger.
Add to this a generous offer models powered by diesel engines. As proof, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram trucks that come to welcome a diesel engine.
The exception that proves the rule
This decision has in no way disrupt the availability in the California area, small Fiat 500e has fully electric powertrain.
A car pulling a 100% Eco extremely limited and reserved to walk united unien.
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