JAY

Administrator
Administrator
First Name
Jay
Joined
Jan 13, 2015
Messages
1,834
Reaction score
5,310
Vehicle(s)
Wrangler
Build Thread
Link
Occupation
Admin
Vehicle Showcase
1
Awards Announcement: https://greencarjournal.com/top-stories/behold-the-top-green-models-for-2021/

November 10, 2020

Green Car Journal’s Green Car Awards, the annual awards program honoring the year’s most standout new ‘green’ models, was presented at the Virtual Greenbuild Conference + Expo in November this year. The 2021 virtual awards program was an innovation during an unusual year, amid the postponement and cancellation of international auto shows where the Green Car Awards typically take place.

Over the years, these high-profile awards have grown along with the expanding field of ‘green’ cars on the road. They now recognize not only the magazine’s signature Green Car of the Year, but also exceptional models that speak to families, city dwellers, luxury buyers, pickup enthusiasts, and those requiring the functionality of an SUV. All provide the traditional touchstones of safety, quality, value, style, and performance, plus that fun-to-drive quality important to most drivers. What they add are greater efficiency, lower carbon and tailpipe emissions, petroleum reduction or displacement, or operation on battery electric power.

GREEN SUV OF THE YEAR

Jeep-Wrangler-4xe-Driving-1-1024x576.jpg


The hottest segment in the automotive field today is the SUV, either full-size or compact, traditional or crossover, two-row or three, conventional, hybrid, or plug-in. There are no shortage of choices, which makes narrowing the field to five outstanding finalists no small challenge. The top five finalists emerging this year for Green SUV of the Year are the Audi Q5 55 TFSI e, BMW X3 xDrive 30e, Jeep Wrangler 4xe, Toyota RAV4 Prime, and Toyota Venza. Four of these –from Audi, BMW, Jeep, and Toyota – are plug-in hybrids with an all-electric driving range from 18 to 42 miles, and additional hundreds of miles on hybrid power. Toyota’s Venza is an all-wheel drive, tech-rich hybrid with exceptional fuel efficiency.

Taking top honors for the 2021 Green SUV of the Year title is the Jeep Wrangler 4xe, an SUV that’s different in many ways from others in its class. To some, it’s an SUV in the traditional sense with high functionality and loads of versatility that’s perfect for the diversity of everyday life. But to others, it’s that, plus a means of escape, heading toward the city one day and then driving the path less taken on another, a path often rough, unpaved, and pointed towards adventure.


2021-jeep-wrangler-4xe-2.jpg





Advertisement

 
Last edited:

Punjabi New Yorker

Banned
Banned
Joined
Aug 16, 2020
Messages
306
Reaction score
368
Location
Suffolk County, NY and Punjab, India
Vehicle(s)
2012 Mahindra Thar (in India) - 2.5L Diesel, 4x4, 5 spd Manual ; 2020 JLU Rubicon (in USA) - 3.6 Gas with 8 Speed Automatic
Occupation
Family business in India and USA (dual citizen of both)
Awards Announcement: https://greencarjournal.com/top-stories/behold-the-top-green-models-for-2021/

November 10, 2020

Green Car Journal’s Green Car Awards, the annual awards program honoring the year’s most standout new ‘green’ models, was presented at the Virtual Greenbuild Conference + Expo in November this year. The 2021 virtual awards program was an innovation during an unusual year, amid the postponement and cancellation of international auto shows where the Green Car Awards typically take place.

Over the years, these high-profile awards have grown along with the expanding field of ‘green’ cars on the road. They now recognize not only the magazine’s signature Green Car of the Year, but also exceptional models that speak to families, city dwellers, luxury buyers, pickup enthusiasts, and those requiring the functionality of an SUV. All provide the traditional touchstones of safety, quality, value, style, and performance, plus that fun-to-drive quality important to most drivers. What they add are greater efficiency, lower carbon and tailpipe emissions, petroleum reduction or displacement, or operation on battery electric power.

GREEN SUV OF THE YEAR

Jeep-Wrangler-4xe-Driving-1-1024x576.jpg


The hottest segment in the automotive field today is the SUV, either full-size or compact, traditional or crossover, two-row or three, conventional, hybrid, or plug-in. There are no shortage of choices, which makes narrowing the field to five outstanding finalists no small challenge. The top five finalists emerging this year for Green SUV of the Year are the Audi Q5 55 TFSI e, BMW X3 xDrive 30e, Jeep Wrangler 4xe, Toyota RAV4 Prime, and Toyota Venza. Four of these –from Audi, BMW, Jeep, and Toyota – are plug-in hybrids with an all-electric driving range from 18 to 42 miles, and additional hundreds of miles on hybrid power. Toyota’s Venza is an all-wheel drive, tech-rich hybrid with exceptional fuel efficiency.

Taking top honors for the 2021 Green SUV of the Year title is the Jeep Wrangler 4xe, an SUV that’s different in many ways from others in its class. To some, it’s an SUV in the traditional sense with high functionality and loads of versatility that’s perfect for the diversity of everyday life. But to others, it’s that, plus a means of escape, heading toward the city one day and then driving the path less taken on another, a path often rough, unpaved, and pointed towards adventure.


2021-jeep-wrangler-4xe-2.jpg
Any rough idea on the cost adder for a 4xe versus a 3.6 with 6spd?
 

Tellurian

Well-Known Member
First Name
Matt
Joined
Feb 2, 2020
Messages
85
Reaction score
221
Location
Vermont
Vehicle(s)
‘20 Wrangler JLUR Ocean Blue (MT); ‘20 Grand Cherokee White; ‘12 Volvo C30 (MT)
Occupation
Analyst
Isn't this somewhat akin to a movie winning an Oscar before the movie is even released? Did anyone nominating the 4xe drive it or is this award solely based on a concept of an idea regarding what the SUV sector can strive to become?

Don't get me wrong, I love the concept of a hybrid or AEV Wrangler, but if it isn't executed well and flops then wouldn't its failure be more detrimental to the cause than its success would be helpful?
 

MallBrawler

Active Member
First Name
Pete
Joined
Aug 18, 2020
Messages
25
Reaction score
30
Location
Southern California
Vehicle(s)
'18 JKR, '19 JLUS, 19 JLUSS, Model S100D
Occupation
Jeep Caretaker
Isn't this somewhat akin to a movie winning an Oscar before the movie is even released?
May or may not be a normal thing depending on who their biggest advertisers are. Journalism at its best , LOL.

As long as they didnt flop on engineering, i think it'd be a pretty successful product. I mean, taking a car with mpg in the low/mid teens to free or almost free depending on what type of charging you do.....

It wont be long before buyers realize that, from a long term cost of ownership, they can afford a Rubicon 4XE at the same price as a Sport 3.6
 

Advertisement




TopLift Pros
 



Advertisement
Top