This particularly mild winter makes a trip to Grasse, the world capital of perfume a few kilometers from Cannes, on the French Riviera, to be experienced aboard a Jeep Renegade 4xe, the best-selling Made in Italy B-SUV among the Plug-In Hybrid proposals in its segment.
The origins of Grasse's development as a perfume capital date back to the Middle Ages, when the city was the kingdom of tanners. To cover the strong smell of tanning, the idea was born of using gloves scented with scents of Provençal gardens. In 1926 the Fragonard perfumery opened, and since then, a crescendo of fragrances have entered history thanks to the flowers produced in this limited territory.
Spring and summer in Grasse
Visiting Grasse at different times means breathing in the flowering of the month in the air, like in May, when the scent of the May Rose inebriates, even if only for a few hours. It is harvested early in the morning, as soon as it has blossomed, to be distilled in the afternoon. Every spring, the "ExpoRose" event takes place, with the alleys and squares becoming lush gardens: for the occasion, around 8,500 bouquets of roses, 13,000 roses for sale and 25,000 cut roses decorate fountains and squares. In August, however, the "Jasmine Festival" is celebrated, which honors the notoriety of the flowers whose production is used almost exclusively for Chanel's No. 5 perfume.
In the winding streets of Grasse, perfumeries open their doors and allow you to try your hand at the sophisticated art of perfumery. Some historic houses also offer to share their fascinating experience in the mysterious alchemy of fragrances. A visit to the International Perfumery Museum is a must, which deals with the history of perfume in its various aspects: raw materials, manufacturing, industry, innovation, trade, design, marketing and uses.
Traveling in silence and with zero emissions thanks to 4xe technology
Jeep Renegade 4xe is in perfect harmony with the characteristics of Grasse, where the sense of smell is of fundamental importance. The absence of emissions and fumes in the Electric driving mode leaves greater freedom in exploring with your sense of smell that scent of flowers that can be felt near the cultivation fields.
The "e-Save" function also allows you to safeguard the state of charge of the traction battery for a later time. The internal combustion engine can also help charge the battery or maintain its state of charge.
The 50 kilometers of electric range are ideal for local travel, covering the traditional home-office journey. However, when the journey becomes longer, the internal combustion engine comes into play, also limiting possible "charging anxiety" and leaving intact the spirit of adventure with which each Jeep model presents itself. In any case, the presence of the energy recovery module during deceleration and braking offers the Jeep Renegade 4xe the possibility of transforming the kinetic energy accumulated in these two phases into electricity. Furthermore, the car does not consume energy when stopped at traffic lights, allowing quick restarts, thanks to the instant torque of the electric motor.
Crossing the jasmine crops of Grasse with a Jeep Renegade 4xe in Electric mode and with the windows down is a decidedly immersive experience, not replicable with a car with an internal combustion engine. The silence and the absence of emissions are ideal for coming into contact with the naturalistic side of this area. For Jeep, it is about continuing the path towards "Zero emission freedom", the brand's mission to guarantee freedom with zero emissions. It is no coincidence that Jeep has already announced the turning point towards a sustainable transformation, with which it intends to become the world's leading brand of electrified SUVs.
The evolution is already underway, as demonstrated by the "EV Capabilities" of the Jeep Renegade 4xe, available thanks to the presence of an electric motor. These capabilities include, for example, starting the vehicle without turning on the petrol engine, or electric "stop & go" when stuck in traffic, and the possibility of moving with zero emissions at low speed, simply by releasing the brake pedal.
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