With the battery run down to less than 1%, I took the Wrangler 4XE on a 20 mile drive and managed 23 MPG. I also took a little time in this video to go through some of the screens.
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Very curious to see if your miles per gallon improves if you had more charge. On your 20 mile drive, did you see any evidence of the regenerative charging taking place? Curious to see if you took a longer trip if you would get better than 23 mpg.
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My MPG was actually still climbing at the end of the 20 miles. And yes, there were times during that drive that the engine shut off and it ran on electric again. 1.9 miles reverted to electric. So that charge was coming from somewhere.
Considering the EPA rating is 20 mpg in hybrid mode that's pretty good to see.
I would have liked to have seen a series hybrid with a diesel instead of a parallel hybrid with gas. To me, that would have been the perfect vehicle and I'm not even a diesel fan.Simple terms as there is lot going on - Not all the power the gas engine produces goes to propulsion and other electronics in the vehicle either, the car will use what is being generated that's not towards charging the battery. It's how a hybrid, especially a PHEV works. In addition, slowing down - at all - causes regen to happen. Once the car has enough charge according to programming, it will turn off the gas motor.
Side note: One of the reasons I always thought a diesel hybrid would be interesting, since you can idle a diesel on very little fuel or run it just off idle efficiently.
That fits with my observations. Those 70+ MPH highway trips will get costly.Country roads. 55-60.