Plug-In Hybrid Electric Wrangler Still on Track for 2020 Release Date

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From the UAW contract summary:
https://uaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/56461-UAW-Hourly_rev3.pdf

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Toledo Machining Plant

$5 million investment

  • Current torque converter will continue
  • Steering columns will continue
  • New Jeep Wrangler (JL) PHEV Super-Module in 2020
  • Potential workforce increase of 25 in 2020 related to (JL)

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I wonder how long before it’s in the gladiator, another 20 years?
 

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I wonder if it will be possible to convert the 3.6L over to PHEV?
 

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The note above about the “urban jeep wagon” has my interest. Not sure what I think of that...
 

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Soooo...no overlanding or all day off road trips?

....literally a toaster on wheels lol
Well it is a plug-in hybrid so it will probably do some small range on electric and switch over to gas pretty quickly. I'm thinking like the Volt. The curious part is what is the gas engine going to be.
 

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Well it is a plug-in hybrid so it will probably do some small range on electric and switch over to gas pretty quickly. I'm thinking like the Volt. The curious part is what is the gas engine going to be.
....and the point of doing that on a Wrangler would be??
 

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....and the point of doing that on a Wrangler would be??
I"m not saying there is a huge point, but it isn't going to restrict you from over-landing or all day off roads trips. For me my Wrangler is my also daily driver and I work about 10 miles away from home. If this got 10 miles on a charge I could drive to and from (charging stations at work) every day and not use a drop of gas.

Of course a lot of other variable I'd have to know before I would consider buying one (what's the base engine ect) but options are always a good thing.
 

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....and the point of doing that on a Wrangler would be??
For the majority of buyers who are just driving it to work or the grocery store. Those daily trips are usually less than 50 miles and easily achievable with a lame compliance powertrain.
 

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For the majority of buyers who are just driving it to work or the grocery store. Those daily trips are usually less than 50 miles and easily achievable with a lame compliance powertrain.
Wranglers are notoriously bad on gas, what makes anyone thing they wont be just as bad consuming electricity?

What's the point or what's the savings?

People seem to think electricity comes from thin air. Electricity takes just as much fossil fuels to produce.

...again, what's the point?
 

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