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By Streck-Fu
#14725
At first I thought, cool concept.
"The electrified Wrangler is just as capable in the dirt and on the rocks as its gasoline-only counterpart. Every 4xe boasts a pair of solid Dana 44 axles, a two-speed transfer case that enables full-time four-wheel drive, 10.8 inches of ground clearance, and the ability to ford up to 30 inches of water. If your first impulse was to think water and electric vehicles go together like smoking while pumping gas, relax. Jeep says all the 4xe's high-voltage components are sealed and waterproof. Whew.

Not only is the 4xe just as well equipped to explore parts unknown as the regular Wrangler, it's actually more powerful. With one electric motor mounted at the front of the 4xe's turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four and another mounted at the front of its eight-speed automatic transmission, the hybrid Wrangler generates a combined 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Those figures exceed all of the lineup's nonhybrid engines, including the diesel 3.0-liter V-6 that develops 442 lb-ft. Even if Jeep actually builds the 450-hp V-8–powered Rubicon concept, the plug-in hybrid will still have an advantage of 20 lb-ft over the 6.4-liter Hemi."
But then I read:
Feeding the Wrangler 4xe's electric motors is a 17.0-kWh lithium-ion-nickel-manganese-cobalt battery pack,
and thought....."Recharged by coal and natural gas."
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By fpena944
#15078
Will the engine charge the batteries or is it a pure plug-in?

If so then it's probably not a bad thing as you get the instant torque but at least you don't have to worry about running an extension cord from the woods to your house miles away.
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By Streck-Fu
#15182
From what I read, it is battery first until the engine is needed to recharge.
fpena944 wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:54 am Will the engine charge the batteries or is it a pure plug-in?

If so then it's probably not a bad thing as you get the instant torque but at least you don't have to worry about running an extension cord from the woods to your house miles away.

Looking really good! You must be excited :)

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