Just saw one of the lectric rubis out in the wild in a parking lot. I have to say I’m not a fan of the blue accents everywhere. It is such a bright blue. I think it would be more fitting if it was a darker shade of blue.
I agree. I think it is a SUPER cool idea. When battery tech catches up it will be amazing. I just know FCA likes to use us as Beta testers and I’m not yet sold on the implementation yet. I however keep an open mind as it would be a cool idea for the wife when they are a couple of generations in.I dont disagree with you and I wouldnt buy one now. But I am gonna give them the benefit of the doubt. We will see how this unveils.
HUGE exaggeration there. Sorry, but as a guy who is a big fan of tech and electric motors, as well as a data nerd and still holding a high appreciation of gas/diesel engines...that "prius" has almost twice as much engine torque as your Jeep
I didnt know he had a diesel. My bad. Lets calm down.HUGE exaggeration there. Sorry, but as a guy who is a big fan of tech and electric motors, as well as a data nerd and still holding a high appreciation of gas/diesel engines...
The 4XE makes 6-7% more torque than his 3.0 diesel, though the 4XE should have instant torque and a better curve vs his diesel as an additional bonus. However, that's at 100% charge. The 4XE will lose 5% charge PER MILE when running on the battery (probably 7-8% in the real world, and 8-12% per mile in the cold winter), and with each % it loses, it will also lose torque. His diesel will have more torque within a couple minutes of the 4XE leaving home, and pull that torque all day long.
I'm not bashing either, but let's be real here.
Lets not forget there is a gasoline engine in that jeep.Color doesn't concern me. I like an electric Jeep as an idea. Batteries will continue to be a problem for any electric vehicle, I suppose.
At some point the economies of scale will lock in and it will be more worth it to buy electric than gas/diesel.
Long distance travel and overlanding /offroading are the biggest challenge we face in an electric Jeep, in my estimation.