Jeep Wrangler 4xe: when is it better to drive electric?

Jeep Wrangler 4xe: when is it better to drive electric?


“Hi, I own a 2021 Jeep Rubicon 4xe plug-in hybrid. When I need to do a lot of mileage, is it better to run the hybrid on gas the whole time, or should I run electric and start it? ‘essence? »

Eric

Hi Eric,

Like other plug-in hybrid vehicles currently on the market, the Jeep Wrangler 4x it allows you to switch between three drive combinations (hybrid, electric and E-Save) to maximize battery power, but also reduce fuel consumption. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your car.

Although the advertised electric range of 42 kilometers for the Wrangler 4xe may seem low, it is quite sufficient for short urban trips or during off-road trips where it will not be possible to use gasoline.

But at high speeds, it is fair that the battery will run out quickly, even if the car is running in Hybrid mode where it will automatically switch between petrol and electricity.

My advice before hitting the road would be to immediately put your Jeep into E-Save mode when unplugging the car. This function will allow 4xe to save electricity for the future.

Why? Because the time when the car uses more fuel (and is more polluting) is not the high speed on the highway, but the time of constant acceleration and stopping in urban environments. Therefore, it is better to prioritize electricity in these times.

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe

So you can use gasoline during long journeys, and when you get close to your destination, turn on the Electric feature to complete your journey without using gasoline. This method will be more effective if the last part of your journey takes place in an urban environment.

By prioritizing electricity at the times when your vehicle needs the most energy, it is possible for you to see a significant reduction in fuel consumption. Your car will also be less polluted during this exercise.

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe

As for the hybrid mode, it is also practical, because it will take care of the exchange between the two engines without having to worry about it. This mode is also suitable in urban environments, as it will take care of shutting down the internal combustion engine if necessary.

However, hybrids are not as efficient as all-electric, which is why it’s best to save battery power for times when it will have a real impact on consumption and GHG emissions. All that said, after a while you will get used to your car and you will be able to choose the right mode for a particular trip. Good road!

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