Extremely low temperatures in the Chicago region earlier in the year prompted

bottlenecks at public charging stations as owners waited in line to charge their electric cars.

This put electric cars in the news. Some car customers find a plug-in hybrid that has

moderate all-electric range for local driving and a gas engine for longer trips appealing because  

cold weather can substantially impair electric vehicle range (one research put the loss at around

Our long-term 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe Trailhawk has this kind of powertrain,