Is the 25 miles of all-electric range enough for your daily commute? If so, how long do you see yourself going without filling up the gas task?
About the most I put in on a normal day is about 20 miles. So it should cover most of my daily need. I've been driving a short range EV with about 60 miles of range for almost 5 years so I've trained for this.Is the 25 miles of all-electric range enough for your daily commute? If so, how long do you see yourself going without filling up the gas task?
What short range EV is that?About the most I put in on a normal day is about 20 miles. So it should cover most of my daily need. I've been driving a short range EV with about 60 miles of range for almost 5 years so I've trained for this.
It's a Smart Fort Electric Drive. It's rated at 68 miles but 60 is real world. When it gets really cold, there is about two months out of the year that it gets down to about 40 miles of range. The battery is a 17.6kWh so it's just slightly bigger than what's in the Wrangler 4XE. My actual daily drive is about 16.2 miles round trip. If the Wrangler 4XE looses 1/3 of its range, that would still be about 16 miles. I'm going to be interested to see how having the batteries in the cabin change how they react in the cold. Since Li-ion batteries like to operate in about the same temperature range as humans, I'm anxious to see how having them in the cabin helps to keep them warm/cool better than batteries that are outside of the cabin. If 4XE owners utilize good battery conditioning, the shouldn't lose much due to cold on the way to work. If at-work charging is available, being able to condition before going home would be a huge benefit too.What short range EV is that?
Have you factored in how weather conditions could impact your all-electric range? And have you noticed it with that EV?
I was really hoping Jeep would give us closer to 40-50 miles.
The nice thing is that even if your daily commute is beyond the electric only range, since Jeep has given the operator the ability to pick the modes we’ll be able to customize our trips. If you have 5 miles of surface streets and 30 miles of highway, you might choose to do the surface streets in electric mode and hit hybrid mode on the highway. The software might be smart enough to figure out a lot of things on its own but it doesn’t know where the vehicle is going. So the operator might be able to make some decisions to optimize the electric use.It won't be enough for me to get to and from work unfortunately but it'll be enough for me to run errands like going to the bank or grocery store.