Chris Hall

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End of first day thoughts.

The 4XE will do at least 75 mph in all electric mode. That was one of my questions. I thought there might be a speed where the engine would turn on.

Acceleration in electric mode is buttery smooth and very quiet. For day to day driving in traffic, it is perfect. It is more powerful in electric mode than I expected. If you stomp on the accelerator pedal, it will start the gas engine. But you sort of learn where that spot is.

Max regen is spectacular. You can almost one pedal drive with it turned on. It takes a little bit to learn how to time it right. But I nailed it a couple times today where I was able to only apply the brakes for the last 5 or 6 feet. The brake lights come on when decelerating in max regen mode so other cars will know you are slowing.
The other thing I like about the Max regen is it seems to vary the amount of deceleration based on speed. It may be that it downshifts in the transmission or something but I noticed that it doesn’t hit as hard at higher speeds. It’s really enjoyable.

The transition from electric to gas is seamless. After driving in electric mode for a little bit, it’s almost disappointing to hear the engine kick on.

I also uploaded a walk around video to YouTube:
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In your video it says 16.9 mpg, obviously it’s not been driven a lot at that point but have you found that so far to be accurate? Is that total mpg including electric or only counted while the engine is actually running?
 

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End of first day thoughts.

The 4XE will do at least 75 mph in all electric mode. That was one of my questions. I thought there might be a speed where the engine would turn on.

Acceleration in electric mode is buttery smooth and very quiet. For day to day driving in traffic, it is perfect. It is more powerful in electric mode than I expected. If you stomp on the accelerator pedal, it will start the gas engine. But you sort of learn where that spot is.

Max regen is spectacular. You can almost one pedal drive with it turned on. It takes a little bit to learn how to time it right. But I nailed it a couple times today where I was able to only apply the brakes for the last 5 or 6 feet. The brake lights come on when decelerating in max regen mode so other cars will know you are slowing.
The other thing I like about the Max regen is it seems to vary the amount of deceleration based on speed. It may be that it downshifts in the transmission or something but I noticed that it doesn’t hit as hard at higher speeds. It’s really enjoyable.

The transition from electric to gas is seamless. After driving in electric mode for a little bit, it’s almost disappointing to hear the engine kick on.

I also uploaded a walk around video to YouTube:
167298085_10157676049856857_7920891546486472698_n.jpg
Thank you for your valuable feedback and for answering Q’s until ours are delivered.
 

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Thanks for the thoughts. Can you tell us more about the UConnect app and what you can do with it? Can you remotely cool or heat the vehicle from the app?
 

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End of first day thoughts.

The 4XE will do at least 75 mph in all electric mode. That was one of my questions. I thought there might be a speed where the engine would turn on.
First off thanks for the video. You did a great job. I was reading the specs a few days ago and I think it says 80 mph is max speed for all electric. I know I was surprised it was that fast.

Have you tried to see how many miles you get out of the battery only? I would guess that in city driving, with max regen, you should do pretty good. At 75 mph not so much but great to know it will do it.
 

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it looks awesome!

Cool video - thanks! Looking forward to more of them 😉

That bump with the back seat is quite large - plan to see one in person to see how it would with the dog and also drive it but your driving observations sound very promising!

can’t wait to see a hydro blue one to see how it goes with the blue accents.
 

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End of first day thoughts.

The 4XE will do at least 75 mph in all electric mode. That was one of my questions. I thought there might be a speed where the engine would turn on.

Acceleration in electric mode is buttery smooth and very quiet. For day to day driving in traffic, it is perfect. It is more powerful in electric mode than I expected. If you stomp on the accelerator pedal, it will start the gas engine. But you sort of learn where that spot is.

Max regen is spectacular. You can almost one pedal drive with it turned on. It takes a little bit to learn how to time it right. But I nailed it a couple times today where I was able to only apply the brakes for the last 5 or 6 feet. The brake lights come on when decelerating in max regen mode so other cars will know you are slowing.
The other thing I like about the Max regen is it seems to vary the amount of deceleration based on speed. It may be that it downshifts in the transmission or something but I noticed that it doesn’t hit as hard at higher speeds. It’s really enjoyable.

The transition from electric to gas is seamless. After driving in electric mode for a little bit, it’s almost disappointing to hear the engine kick on.

I also uploaded a walk around video to YouTube:
167298085_10157676049856857_7920891546486472698_n.jpg
Thank you for the very informative video, I think I speak for everyone that it's great to get member prospective versus media.
 

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Awesome! Thanks for sharing. My biggest concern with this vehicle is the battery. It's my understanding that the dealership does the battery conditioning as part of prep. I also believe there is a battery history screen on the U-connect. Is it possible to determine if the battery conditioning was done properly by the dealership?
 

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Are you planning any mods? Curious how the 4xe would handle lights, winch, etc. Although I see it does have the Aux switches.

Was also curious if it could be Tazered for speedo calibration, etc.
 

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Are you planning any mods? Curious how the 4xe would handle lights, winch, etc. Although I see it does have the Aux switches.
Aux switches are part of the tow package (which he obviously got as he also has the hitch)
 

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