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Old 04-30-2021, 09:55 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Hersbird View Post
The "transmission" is totally different. That is the only weak link I could think of.
Those so-called e-CVTs don't really seem to justify any restriction to towing.

The new Jeep Wrangler PHEV has a 3500# tow rating but it still has the normal 9 speed auto and the electric motors are separate front and rear, not inside the CVT like the Pacifica.
AFAIK the Wrangler PHEV has both the belted alternator-motor and another motor between the ICE and transmission, replacing the torque converter just like the ZF modular motors fitted to some Volvo hybrid buses which underwent tests in my hometown around 6 years ago.
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