Anyone watch the TFL vids that show the 4xe getting about 3 miles of electric range on tough trails. Seems to make sense Jeep went the PHEV route instead of full electric at that rate.
Probably similar or even worse for gas since gas engines need to throttle up to get the needed torque.TFLCar is one of my favorite channels, but I might just be biased since I'm not far from Boulder!
I do really wonder how the upcoming EV trucks will do off-road. So, going from ~26.6 miles to 3.4 means almost 8x less range - that's crazy! Maybe they'll be more efficient somehow, but I'm thinking a lot of that energy loss is from bouncing off rocks at low speed and not being able to regenerate, things no EV can really avoid.
Agree, Max Regeneration will probably buy them a few more miles on the downhill. They did say they want to retry the test, and were quick to get off the mountain because of lightning, so their analysis might be rushed, and unfinished.The one issue I had was they didn't rate the drive back down. I bet the ICE hardly came on and they regained several miles of range.
On a drop of just 3,000 feet I was able to pick up 5 miles.