Jeep is going electric. Several models.
Yea, really. One of the last decisions of Sergio Marchionne was the Fiat and Jeep needed to go electric soon. He finally saw the future.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/28/jeep-to ... -suvs.html
Hoping that eventually there can be reform on the tax credits where PHEVs are awarded credit amounts based upon AER and not battery capacity.Jeep has posted pricing for its first plug-in-hybrid model, the Wrangler 4xe. At launch, the PHEV Wrangler is being offered first in Sahara and Rubicon trim and is four-door only. Pricing for those two versions has now been announced: For the Wrangler 4xe Sahara, it's $47,995 plus $1,495 destination, for a total of $49,490. For the Wrangler 4xe Rubicon, you're looking at $53,190 with destination. Both prices are before the expected $7,500 tax credit.
The plug-in-hybrid Wrangler combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with a transmission-mounted electric motor and an eTorque starter-generator. The combined output is 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. With a 17-kWh, liquid-cooled battery pack, the 4xe can go 25 miles on electric power alone. In combined driving, it can achieve 50 mpg-e.
Wrangler 4xe production is already underway, with the first deliveries expected in the first quarter of 2021.