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  1. Wrangler 4xe can be flat towed

    That would take software trickery that I don't think Jeep would go out of their way for. Regen happens when coasting, not just when braking. So they'd essentially have to write software that tells the Jeep to "only" regen when braking is applied. Otherwise it would regen the whole time (assuming...
  2. Driving my Jeep makes me arrogant

    Holy crap I was wrong, the FJ driver survived. Man good on this guy for going into hero mode and bravo to Toyota for well built rig. Article: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/rescue-mode-off-duty-medic-injured-in-i-35w-crash-helps-other-victims/2551090/
  3. Any 4xe's seen on dealer lots yet?

    Ordered in January and it's been crickets. Check this place almost daily looking for someone to say they took delivery of theirs. However gets it first - we need a full write up with video!
  4. Driving my Jeep makes me arrogant

    Obligatory "4 wheel drive doesn't help you stop" post. Those images from that horrific highway wreck in Fort Worth last week should humble anyone. There was an FJ in that pile up that met a very tragic end. Can't imagine any occupants survived. Be careful out there.
  5. 4xe’s 2.0L engine different from 2.0L gas JL’s engine?

    I wouldn't be concerned. The belt-driven electric motor is mounted high and the one integrated with the transmission is sealed off. Regardless, I wouldn't worry about these components any more than you already worry about a regular 12V battery or alternator. Jeep will have taken the proper...
  6. 4xe’s 2.0L engine different from 2.0L gas JL’s engine?

    Re: Waterproofing, the batteries are sealed in a case and then placed, essentially, inside the passenger compartment. They're under the rear seat and above the rear floor. This video shows it (timestamped at 44 seconds where they're placing the battery module in the back):
  7. 4xe’s 2.0L engine different from 2.0L gas JL’s engine?

    It's the same engine, it just has added/modified systems around it (added electric motor, modified transmission resulting in modified prop shafts, charger unit and power inverter, etc). Check the images below. The JLUR (non-4xe) 2.0 is also a hybrid (of the mild variety) so it's also being...
  8. Just got my first Jeep - lots of things to consider for my needs.

    Sadly there won't be very many other Jeeps to wave at over there, we tend to do that a LOT over here, a constant reminder of that great community. The highlands were my last trip before COVID. Did something approximate to the NC500 in a Caterham, which is sort of like a Jeep if it was made...
  9. Just got my first Jeep - lots of things to consider for my needs.

    Just stopping by to say congrats and I'm super interested in hearing more about your astro photography setup in your Jeep. Keep us posted! There is also the option of sleeping IN the Jeep. Check this guy's setup, maybe something like this would work for you? Edit: Just saw that the wife comes...
  10. All Electric Jeep Wrangler BEV Concept to be Revealed at Easter Jeep Safari!

    Tesla has been very public about their goal of making a solar roof cheaper to install and more durable than a traditional roof, and they're getting closer. The idea is that when it comes time to replace the roof on your home, it's a no brainer to do it with solar tiles. California is already...
  11. All Electric Jeep Wrangler BEV Concept to be Revealed at Easter Jeep Safari!

    A couple points of clarity that ultimately support your point. Model S and X 100kWh packs now have ~400 miles of range. By the time this EV Jeep comes out, it's likely there WILL be 500 mile batteries on the market (Cybertruck, etc) but I don't have faith that Jeep has done the R&D or reserved...
  12. All Electric Jeep Wrangler BEV Concept to be Revealed at Easter Jeep Safari!

    I've driven electric for about 5 years now, and one of the things I didn't expect was that after a while, getting gas is what feels like the nuisance. My EV is my daily, and I charge it every night. The occasions that I drive over 300 miles are pretty infrequent, and so charging on those trips...
  13. All Electric Jeep Wrangler BEV Concept to be Revealed at Easter Jeep Safari!

    This is already sort of happening. The J-1772 is virtually standard for level 2 charging, and DC Fast is the SAE CCS Combo, which adds an extra DC port to the J-1772, is becoming the standard for DC Fast charging (crowding out CHAdeMO). Tesla is the only outlier. For a little context I just...
  14. All Electric Jeep Wrangler BEV Concept to be Revealed at Easter Jeep Safari!

    If they're not plugged in, EVs lose a bit of range overnight as the car runs various systems - battery temp management, parking cams, waking when you open your car app on your phone, etc. This is called "Vampire Drain". Technically, it's a leak?
  15. All Electric Jeep Wrangler BEV Concept to be Revealed at Easter Jeep Safari!

    Sales were nothing because it was a cobbled together proof of concept for over $100k with no charging network. It served it's purpose very well at the time - convincing people that electric cars could be stylish and fun, but that car was never intended for volume sales. I would LOVE a 2-door EV...
  16. All Electric Jeep Wrangler BEV Concept to be Revealed at Easter Jeep Safari!

    Carrying extra batteries isn’t really feasible. Good news is many long trips can be covered now by CCS chargers and while that network is still deficient in the US compared to Tesla’s supercharger network, by the time this comes out it should be fine for most - assuming Jeep gives this a good...
  17. New 4xe details on Jeep site, and lease estimates

    It's FCA that takes the credit in a lease (as they are the one the vehicle is titled to). I've leased multiple BMWs with EV credit and BMW Financial was the one to pass the (full $7,500) credit through as incentive cash. I asked my Jeep dealer if they had any indication whether FCA would do the...
  18. New 4xe details on Jeep site, and lease estimates

    It's not the dealer taking the credit, it's FCA financial. I've leased multiple BMW's where BMW Financial passes through the EV credit, but my Jeep dealer tells me they have not done that on Pacifica.
  19. 4XE Question - How long will you be able to run in Hybrid Mode before the electric motor disengages.?

    Not sure what you mean, the hybrid mode will work indefinitely because it will be recapturing energy anytime you take your foot off of the accelerator. But as others have said, 50 mpgE is different from 50mpg. Expect less than 25mpg on the highway when running in hybrid mode (after your 25...
  20. 4xe Rubicon vs Standard Rubicon price analysis (with tax credits)

    Unless you adjust your withholding. The vehicle still costs what it costs but you can essentially make your first year's payments with money you're not paying into taxes, in anticipation of that $7,500 credit.



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