Full Plug-in Electric Wrangler in 2020!

  1. TIDALWAVE

    TIDALWAVE Well-Known Member

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    The MN DOT has purchased quite a few electric vehicles in the last couple of years. They found that the average lithium-powered car had a 41% drop in range during the winter.
     
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    FCA just had to pay a big fine to the US for not meeting their MPG goals. I believe it was about $77 million. And that is on top of what they pay to Tesla for credits. Those goals get tougher each year, so they either have to play or pay. But the real driver is China, a huge market where FCA wants to be a big player. They need a 33 mile (50 kilometers) plug-in hybrid range to get the two alternate energy credits credits needed to sell vehicles in that huge market. And gas may be cheap where you live, but not so in states like Hawaii, California and others. FCA will have to improve the MPG on their high profit vehicles is this is how they will do it. Diesel may be another if they can fix the bugs in that engine. But they can't make it much more aerodynamic and still call it Wrangler.
     
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    '82 Scrambler and '64 Willys Wagon owner here. Jeep has announced 4 BEVs and 8 PHEVs by 2022, releasing two per year. One thing is unclear about of those 12, which are destined for the US versus China (or both).

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    https://electrek.co/2018/06/01/fca-new-all-electric-vehicles-jeep-maserati-models/

    All fuel types - gas, diesel, and electricity (battery) - are impacted by cold weather. With the wave of longer range EVs hitting the market (240-250 mile range at $35k), the impact of cold weather is not as great on the EVs from 5-8 years ago with 80-100 mile range. One of the advantages of EVs is that you can use grid power to pre-heat (in the winter) or pre-cool (in the summer) the cabin and the battery. EVs were 52.5% of new car sales in Norway in January 2019; it's cold there too.
     
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