I have 900 miles on my 4xe and it still indicates 3/4 tank of gas left. It's a completely meaningless number and does not mean I am getting 225 mpg.I've been patiently waiting for my first refill so I can compare my trip computer to the pump. I suspect with most trips being short the ice MPG would be even lower considering the amount of cold starts than it would for longer drives.
I could probably get a guestimate with the ODB2 current fuel percentage.
It actually is great in electric mode, although it can't quite match my Rav4 Hybrid in terms of cost per mile. It costs about 2 bucks to fully charge the battery (although I get electricity from rooftop panels for zero dollars). I've gotten anywhere from 23 to 30 miles on this electricity when fully charged. Based on our local $3 per gallon gas cost, this equates to getting 35-45 mpg using gasoline to drive those same 23-30 miles. This number will look even more appealing as gas costs rise. Once I've used up all of the electric go-power, I get 24-28 mpg runnng about 85% gas use and 15% electric on regenerated electricity. This is all based on local driving 35-50 mph, and I realize those numbers may decrease at higher speeds, and electric mileage may decrease as I start to run the a/c more. Those numbers are still far better than any previous Jeep we've owned.Miles per dollar is what we should shift to with hybrid vehicles. The 4xe isn't a champion in either category, fuel or electric.
if you wanna go wheeling in SD let me know. We have a 70/30 JL/JT mix in our groundI drive 450 miles per week. I charge once at home and once at work. charging at work costs me zip. This is my initial break down.
900 miles per tank, so I am filling up once every 2 weeks. For the month, premium fuel costs me $130 for 2 fill ups. Which is around 14.5 gallons of gas. costs me $3.00 a day to charge, and I charge 6 days a week. It costs me $164 every 2 weeks. I am also paying $20 less a month in Insurance.
In my JL sport i was filling up almost 5 times a month and I drove it a lot less than the 4xe. I was getting around 375 to 400 miles a tank, I would average around $100 a week in premium fuel.
So I am at 2700 miles right now, only filled up twice. (dealer filled it up the first time).
So I would say $75 a month savings initially, which isn't much, but I have much nicer jeep in a fully loaded Rubicon and paying almost the same a month on my lease as I did my JL sport.
The tank I am currently on right now, I am at 700 miles and I still have half a tank left, so I think I can probably get away with not filling it until late next week. I am starting to get 35 electric range on my commutes which is unreal, on my 85 mile commute, 70 miles is electric and 15 is ICE.
This is just my initial while using it as a commuter. Going to finally test it in the up coming weeks. I have a trip to San Diego and then spending a couple weeks in Tahoe. I am not expecting it to excel on the long range trips, but curious how it handles when I go wheelin.