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  1. Mopar Begins Selling Wall Charger in Preparation for Jeep Wrangler 4xe Hybrid Electric

    Yeah, this is easy. 1. Install a new 240V circuit using a 14-50 wall outlet: 2. Buy a 240V "Level 2" charging station with the 14-50 plug. 3. Turn off power to the circuit. Add mounting hardware. Plug in charging station and hang. Turn on breaker. 4. Bob's your uncle. One caveat on buying a...
  2. Pricing announced for 2021 Wrangler Rubicon 4xe and Sahara 4xe

    True. We used a 120V outlet for our first two EVs. That worked great overnight. Charging an EV is like charging a smart phone... you don't have to watch it. You plug it in and move on with your life. It's done in the morning.
  3. New 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Named Hybrid Technology Solution of the Year by AutoTech Breakthrough Awards Program

    I don't know for this particular company, but it's common practice for industry journalists to get production vehicles before they arrive at the dealer for exactly this situation.
  4. My first reactions from 4xe Wrangler test drive!

    Yes, it's a requirement in Europe and a future requirement in the US (it keeps getting delayed). In the meantime in the US, OEMs are putting the noise on the EVs to reduce possible liability...
  5. Jeep Wrangler 4xe Hybrid Revealed With 50 MPG-E, 375 Horsepower/470 LB-FT Torque!

    There are 470 gas vehicle fires daily on the highway in the US (2014-2016 average data, source here). That's 171,500 each year.
  6. Jeep Wrangler 4xe Hybrid Revealed With 50 MPG-E, 375 Horsepower/470 LB-FT Torque!

    Battery prices for EVs today are about $150/kWh. For the 4xe's 17 kWh pack, that is about $2,700. Today. (Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/robday/2019/12/03/low-cost-batteries-are-about-to-transform-multiple-industries/#170d62ba1054) Prices are expected to drop to about $100/kWh by 2025...
  7. Wrangler 4xe PHEV will be revealed September 3 @ 9AM ET [Livestream Video Inside]

    Our home electric bill increased $24/month with our first EV, but we also had free charging at work, so call it $50/month to be conservative. That being said, our gas bill dropped from $260/month down to $60/month, so the EV was nearly a free car (we got a cheap lease).
  8. Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV Teased Again in New Videos, Confirms December 2020 Availability

    To me, it's all about the performance of an EV - the smooth, instant torque of an electric motor can't be beat. I do love motors; as our Willys Wagon has a carb on its 230 OHC six, and our Scrambler has a fuel-injected V8 swapped in. There is a time and place for valves, gears, and camshafts...
  9. Electric - (Hybrid Plug-In) or Combustion Engine for your Jeep Wrangler?

    True, the Prius is about as much fun to drive as a wet paper towel, but a plug-in hybrid like the Volt will squeal the tires and is quite punchy. A plug-in hybrid in the style of the Volt, but tuned for the trail would be sweet in a Jeep. A Prius Jeep? Not so much.
  10. Mark Allen Says Full Electric Wrangler EV Can Be Even More Capable Off-Road

    True, the business case for standalone public EV charging is very tough, if not non-existent. The infrastructure costs thousands, the product costs cents, and many customers will be able to charge at home and/or work most of the time. If the charging infrastructure is bundled (like Tesla), then...
  11. Electric - (Hybrid Plug-In) or Combustion Engine for your Jeep Wrangler?

    I would keep my older Jeeps ('64 Willys Wagon, '82 Scrambler) and look forward to buying a plug-in Wrangler or Grand Cherokee when it comes out.
  12. Mark Allen Says Full Electric Wrangler EV Can Be Even More Capable Off-Road

    Rivian is going to partner with companies to install charging at places where their vehicles might go: trailheads, off-road parks, outdoor destinations, etc. Rivian is using the industry standard "combo" connector for DC fast charging, so other EVs can use its stations and vice-versa.
  13. Wrangler JL plug in hybrid release date

    Via Zoom, four heads of Jeep talk about electrification (starting at 26:30). The Wrangler 4xe PHEV will also be available on the Rubicon. “The only thing that puts a diesel to shame for torque… is an electric…It was never a compliance vehicle; it’s a better Jeep… the torque is instantaneous...
  14. Wrangler JL plug in hybrid release date

    Why not both? I'd love a PHEV Wrangler or Gladiator, probably Rubicon over Mojave if forced to choose.
  15. Wrangler JL plug in hybrid release date

    I am curious as to how big of a battery will be in the Wrangler (plug-in) hybrid. The upcoming RAV4 PHEV ("RAV4 Prime") has a battery of 17.8 kWh and a stated range of 39 miles. Granted the aero and weight of a Wrangler and RAV4 are quite different...
  16. Jeep invites you to the first ever Jeep Brand digital livestream roundtable

    I'd love to hear Jeep's vision on plug-in version of the Wrangler and Gladiator. A PHEV Gladiator would be sweet.
  17. EV / PHEV JL Wrangler Rubicon will go 0-60 in 6 seconds says Jeep President

    Yup, exactly this. Plug-in hybrid would a be a great optional powertrain.
  18. Wrangler JL plug in hybrid release date

    From this Facebook group JEEP Wrangler 4XE Fans, here's some info out of Australia: https://practicalmotoring.com.au/car-news/jeep-wrangler-phev-first-official-specs-and-details/ It lists a 13.6 kWh with a 50 km (31 mile) rated electric range with the 2.0L turbo four. Torque is projected to be...
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