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I think bjm00se covered it, but I'll say it a different way.

If you choose eSave mode on the dash, and you have Battery Save checked on the screen, it will maintain your level of battery charge as you drive. If you are at 50%, then drive for an hour on eSave, you should still be at 50%.

If you have Battery Charge selected instead, then the charge level will increase as you drive on eSave. If you drive an hour after starting at 50%, you may be at 60 or 70% at the end, depending on lots of other factors.

Battery Charge will use up more gas than Battery Save.





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I think bjm00se covered it, but I'll say it a different way.

If you choose eSave mode on the dash, and you have Battery Save checked on the screen, it will maintain your level of battery charge as you drive. If you are at 50%, then drive for an hour on eSave, you should still be at 50%.

If you have Battery Charge selected instead, then the charge level will increase as you drive on eSave. If you drive an hour after starting at 50%, you may be at 60 or 70% at the end, depending on lots of other factors.

Battery Charge will use up more gas than Battery Save.
Fairly accurate, but I have found in my eSave commute this week to burn through my first tank of gas for an engine break-in period that even in Battery Save, it slightly recharges the battery. For some reason, I was only at 92% yesterday morning, but by the end of my 9ish mile commute to work, I was back up to 95%.
 
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Sorry I did not clarify I did not mean the three modes. I meant if u go in the u connect to this picture does this just change how much it switches the motor on to charge or save battery while in hybrid mode the description on the screen sounds basically the same thing
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That sets how it behaves when the eSave mode is selected. It’s like two sub-modes within eSave mode. It still operates as a hybrid in both modes. It just places a priority on either keeping the battery where it is or works to actually charge it. Both modes lower gas milage but charge uses more than save.
 

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How do you normally drive yours in what mode I normally do about 40 miles a day with getting kids and going to work with half in town and half on country roads going 55 I have not got to do my weekly routine with it for a week yet I am very excited to see how it actually will do over a month or so
 

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How do you normally drive yours in what mode I normally do about 40 miles a day with getting kids and going to work with half in town and half on country roads going 55 I have not got to do my weekly routine with it for a week yet I am very excited to see how it actually will do over a month or so
My commute is 30-minutes (10.5 miles) each way (suburbia to highway to town).
Last weekend I added about 100 miles of backroad small town driving in the engine after depleting the battery

I have been running hybrid on full regen.

stats:
754 total miles
564 electric
190 hybrid

I’m still on my original tank of gas from the dealership from my April 3 pickup. I have about 40% of a tank left.

My dash says I’ve averaged 34.2 mpg overall, but that’s using some algorithm factoring in pure electric run time. I’ll have a better view of true gas mileage from hybrid once I go to the gas station for the first time and can determine how much gas I’ve really used.
 

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My commute is 30-minutes (10.5 miles) each way (suburbia to highway to town).
Last weekend I added about 100 miles of backroad small town driving in the engine after depleting the battery

I have been running hybrid on full regen.

stats:
754 total miles
564 electric
190 hybrid

I’m still on my original tank of gas from the dealership from my April 3 pickup. I have about 40% of a tank left.

My dash says I’ve averaged 34.2 mpg overall, but that’s using some algorithm factoring in pure electric run time. I’ll have a better view of true gas mileage from hybrid once I go to the gas station for the first time and can determine how much gas I’ve really used.
on a 17-gallon tank with 40% remaining you have used ~10 gallons. so you are averaging 75mpg "e"... sounds good to me!
 

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Just ran my first tank of gas out and can report the following: When the Jeep sees that you're on fumes, it switches off eSave mode (if you were in it, which I was to use up the gas) and says it's temporarily unavailable, the turtle (speed limited) light comes on, and you run on battery only.

I had 449 miles on the odometer and it took 16.33 gallons to fill the tank.
 
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Just ran my first tank of gas out and can report the following: When the Jeep sees that you're on fumes, it switches off eSave mode (if you were in it, which I was to use up the gas) and says it's temporarily unavailable, the turtle (speed limited) light comes on, and you run on battery only.

I had 449 miles on the odometer and it took 16.33 gallons to fill the tank.
That's good information. Thank you.
 

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Just ran my first tank of gas out and can report the following: When the Jeep sees that you're on fumes, it switches off eSave mode (if you were in it, which I was to use up the gas) and says it's temporarily unavailable, the turtle (speed limited) light comes on, and you run on battery only.

I had 449 miles on the odometer and it took 16.33 gallons to fill the tank.
So the typical 1-gallon dummy-buffer is baked into the gauge. That buffer has saved my butt a few times...now I’ll have the battery to take me a little farther if needed.
 

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Can this Jeep be towed behind my motorhome?
Can the battery be charged while being towed?
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Can this Jeep be towed behind my motorhome?
Can the battery be charged while being towed?
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Yes, we confirmed that it can be towed with the lead engineer on the 4XE project.
No, it can’t be charged because everything has to be in neutral. Plus, that would bring the gas milage down on the RV too.
 

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It's safer to require the brake to come to a complete stop. At least that way you are holding the brake if you get rear-ended in a stopped situation. Without holding the brake, you'll be pushed into the intersection or car in front of you for sure. I'm surprised other EV's don't require you to do this.
Disagree. In some circumstances you want to roll into the car in front of you so you have the benefit of four plus crumple zones absorbing energy instead of just two in the case someone runs into you going 40 mph at a red light. If you see it coming, you may want to release the brake to allow the vehicle to carry into the guy in front. As crazy as it sounds it might make the difference between survivability. If you are the first guy in the intersection, if it is clear or you have a way out you may want to try that. Situational awareness including regular rearview mirror checks are key.
 

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