I'll take slightly lower mpg and range over lower HP and torque! I like the hybrid's mpg and range figures, but the power is much more of a factor in why I am buying.
I don't have to go into the office often, but it's just under a 21-mile commute when I do. The original 25 mile range gave me a comfortable-enough buffer over my mental "minimum" cutoff, to account for less-than-ideal conditions and still not need to use any gas. 22 miles doesn't give me that same comfort. Sure, it'll realistically cost me all of a couple bucks more per month in gas than I expected to spend. But still a little annoying if it'll likely fall juuuust short of a pure battery-only commute every single time.The seemingly revised 22 mile all-electric range still gets to me and from work without gas, but it's getting closer. The 4xe page on the Jeep USA site still references the original 25/400 mile ranges for the time being.
And of course, if you read the fine print, they state they reserve the right to make changes at any time to specifications, pricing, etc.So, If they did actually lower the KW rating of the battery to 16 after they sold us on 17 promoting us to order, we have been deceived and everybody making the decision whether or not it was do to the combined performance/value experience is ..LOOSING $413.00 . This is calculated using the formula on form IRC 30D. in federal tax credit plus potentially more if they have a state tax credit! Personally, the overly optimistic estimated performance error is one thing but if they reduced battery capacity and performance less than advertised I think they owe us something. Especially when it literally takes money out of our packet when we ordered acting in good faith on their provided information.
That's what I figured.That is your standard car battery every Jeep has.
Larger battery for a Rubicon, correct?Actually, mine has a 700 Amp Maintenance Free Battery :/ But yes, that has nothing to do with your main battery pack.
No mention of the EV battery on my build sheet. Also noticed the "Alternator Delete", so these vehicles will not have alternators. This brings up the question why is the tow package still a $795 upgrade? In the regular packages, it comes with an upgraded alternator when you get the package. Seems we should get a discount since we do not even have an alternator.I looked for that last night on mine and it is not listed.