The new Jeep Renegade concept vehicle is powered by two things. Electricity and a Bluetec diesel engine. Yes, a diesel engine. It’s like an uber-eco hybrid vehicle. Take one part electric motor, and add a motor that can run partly on french fry oil.
See this video for more on the Jeep Renegade concept:
My hope though, is that Chrysler has ambitions to utilize the Bluetec engine in more vehicles, of course my primary hope is that they would introduce it into the Wrangler. Seeing it in the Renegade concept is hopeful, but probably not realistic.
We are seeing more and more manufacturers in the US committing to diesel, so one can only hold out that at some point the Wrangler will get it’s diesel badge in the States.