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post #1 of 22 Old 09-05-2020, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 22 Old 09-05-2020, 09:44 AM
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Boggie, you should know, electric jeeps have been around for years. You probably even had a couple.
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The automakers understand that purchases of highly priced vehicles are technically irrational (i.e., fashion statements). That's why Tesla has been so successful at selling something that no one in their right mind should want.
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only issue i have is where they placed that Lipo, unless they moved it. Works ok for mall use, but off road i know that cell will get ruptured.

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Seems to me it's going to be pretty much a "Mall Crawler"...

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Looks like they moved the battery pack above the frame rails.
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I could find myself being more open to electric vehicles except for 2 issues, 1 of which is being improved upon each day.

1. The availability of charging stations. This is being improved upon as more and more offices, hotels, shopping centers add them.

2. And the killer, in my opinion, is the charge time. Given it takes hours for even a fast charge, I don't see pulling off the interstate for a quick fill up while the wife goes to pee, and then back on the road.
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They're not my cup of tea, but the charge time and station issues aren't really critical since the new Jeep in question is a hybrid -- you still have the gasoline powered 2.0L turbo mill to get you where you're going while it also charges the battery pack.

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All that HP and torque can conquer any obstacles at Walmart, unless the battery dies. I'd love to see the call to AAA on a trail 50 miles from a street and say, " I'm in a Jeep and there's no outlet to plug in my Jeep . Joe Hiden, are you coming out of the basement soon?
One could always carry a gasoline generator in ones overlanding kit LOL
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Boogie, you should know, electric jeeps have been around for years. You probably even had a couple.
That's the rare black Willys edition. I had the pedal powered one (bottom left).
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That geek in that video is an irritating idiot.

I am interested but skeptical and what is priced at will be a big factor.

The 12 hour charge is on 110V. There is a 220V charger available that reduces that time to a few hours.

The geek is also full of **** about a ten to fifteen minute charge time on a Tesla. FFS a cell phone takes longer than that!

Here is something I am trying to wrap my head around. Electric operation is good for 25 miles. Well, how much gas does a non hybrid burn in that short of a distance? Electricity isn’t free, so your electric bill for your home may increase a little. Many companies won’t let you steal their electricity while you are at work.

I also know that Jeep has a bad reputation for computers and electronics. Jeep also has a bad reputation for problems with major redesign. This combines those two. I certainly am done with beta testing after the horrendous experience with my 2007 JKU.

For the last few months I have only driving around in the city with a lot of stop and go. As a result, my fuel economy is awful. The only thing that is making it tolerable is I am driving a lot less miles. I am only getting 221 miles out of a tank of gas. When I was doing more highway driving, I was getting 267 miles out of a tank. It usually takes me 19 gallons to fill up. Do the math. Those aren’t good numbers. But, it is fun to drive, gets me through flooded areas, thick black jack mud, and tows my trailer when I need to. I also occasionally pull my brother in law’s tractor out of a ditch or mud hole.

This PHEV Wrangler is supposed to be good for the stop and go city driving. That is why I am curious but skeptical about it,
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I just heard about this Wrangler today and wondered what the Jeep community thought of it, so I popped by here. I lot less discussion about it than I thought there would be.
I've had a few variations of electric and hybrid cars in my life before, so I guess I'm more excited about this than most. Pricing is my big concern, if it's close to a regular Wrangler, I could be tempted. I miss having a Jeep and I've been thinking about getting another one.
If I got this, I'd save my electric charge until I got to the trails and then switch to electric to just crawl along with my doors and roof off and enjoy the silence! No exhaust, no noise, just me and the woods (and the kids in the back going, "OH LOOK! A BIRD!")

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Pricing is my big concern, if it's close to a regular Wrangler, I could be tempted. I miss having a Jeep and I've been thinking about getting another one.
It's an enthusiast forum, not a fantasy forum
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electric starters, automatic transmissions, air conditioning, PS, PB, seats, windows, computers, GPS, self parking, I think I see a trend.

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This would work for me since I do alot of short trips.Most of the time Id charge over night.A 17 KW battery shouldnt take long 5hrs 110 and 2 or less 220.The price is the thing that kills it for me.50,000 and up I would guess?Had a Nissan Leaf once,very boring car.

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