Dissapointed in the 4xe Max Regeneration mode

nowandthen

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Oh, don't compare what Jeep engineers came up with to what Porsche engineers created. That's like asking a High School baseball team to play a MLB team. It's just not the same game. Porsche 919s won Le Mans with hybrid LMP1 cars thee years in a row. They know something about EV. Jeep hasn't done anything like that. There just isn't enough engineering depth.
I'll still take the High School team. :) It's a Jeep thing!
 

Newbie 4xe

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I think the expectations of people are too high for a PHEV WRANGLER. This isn't even close to anything like a EV car. The wrangler, just like in several other situations, isn't a great vehicle compared to others. I personally think they have done a pretty darn good job with delivering a vehicle which is still very much a wrangler with all the faults (seems people love them) of a wrangler.
I agree completely! I wanted a Wrangler. I was thrilled to have an option to have a PHEV version. I now have my first of both and couldn’t be happier.
 

SnB4xe

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Stupid question: Does the ICE in the 4Xe have an alternator, BSG, or use the transmission's electric motor for all charging & warm starts? Is there still a 12V lead acid battery & traditional starter for cold-climate starting?
No alternator. There is a 2500 watt DC-DC converter that charges the 12v battery.
 

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