Jeep Electric Capability
There’s never been a better time to consider switching to an electric or hybrid vehicle. The electric vehicle infrastructure has continued to expand and grow across Ontario and the rest of Canada. While electric and hybrid-electric vehicles are ultimately efficient, save drivers money at the pumps, and have lower long-term maintenance costs compared to internal combustion engines, some prospective owners are skeptical about electric vehicle capability and performance. Especially important for here in Ontario, where our winters are long and cold, Jeep has manufactured its electric lineup to thrive year round here in Canada. Learn more about Jeep’s new 4xe PHEV capability, and visit us at Mac Lang Orillia for a hands-on Jeep experience.
What is Jeep 4xe?
Jeep 4xe is a brand-new lineup of the Jeep models you know and love, like the iconic Jeep Wrangler, that are powered by a complete plug-in hybrid-electric powertrain. This new innovation allows drivers to still enjoy legendary and iconic Jeep capability and experiences, while cutting their fuel costs and long-term maintenance costs significantly. Jeep 4xe models also come with E-Selec drive mode selection, allowing drivers to tailor their driving experience with 100% electric, 100% gasoline, or hybrid drive modes.
Does Jeep 4xe Perform Well?
A key factor in creating the Jeep 4xe lineup was ensuring that the efficiency of the hybrid-electric powertrain would not compromise the level of performance drivers expect from Jeep. Jeep 4x4 systems remain a staple of both the Wrangler 4xe and Grand Cherokee 4xe, and the electric motors can even provide a torque boost in a pinch for when you need the extra power most. Both the Wrangler 4xe and Grand Cherokee 4xe also offer ample towing capacity to haul your light-duty trailers and toy haulers.
|Powertrain||2.0L Turbo Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) engine, 8-speed PHEV automatic transmission|
|Battery||400 Volt 17kWh lithium-ion|
|Max. Towing (lb-kg)||3500lbs / 1588kg|
|Fuel Economy, As Low As, Combined (L/100 km)||4.8|
Grand Cherokee 4xe
|Powertrain||2.0L I-4 DOHC Turbo PHEV engine with 8-speed automatic PHEV transmission|
|Battery||400 Volt 17kWh lithium-ion|
|Max. Towing (lb-kg)||2,720 kg/ 6,000 lb|
|Fuel Economy, As Low As, Combined (L/100 km)||4.1|
What is the Range of an Electric Jeep?
Both the Wrangler 4xe and Grand Cherokee 4xe offer exceptional ranges on both fully electric and hybrid drive modes. Drivers of the hybrid-electric Wrangler 4xe can typically expect an all-electric range of up to 35km on a single charge, perfect for daily city commuting and short distance driving. The Wrangler has a total hybrid range of up to 592km, for longer distances. The Grand Cherokee 4xe offers similar ranges, with up to 40km of electric range, and an estimated hybrid range of around 756km.
|Vehicle||All-Electric Range (Est.)||Total Hybrid Range (Est.)|
|Grand Cherokee 4xe||40km||756km|
Is an Electric Jeep Good for Winter Driving?
The Jeep 4xe lineup has the capability and flexibility to perform in all weather conditions, including the cold winters we experience here in Orillia and across Ontario. While with any electric vehicle, all-electric range is reduced in colder temperatures to varying degrees, however this issue is alleviated thanks to the inclusion of the 2.0L DOHC Turbo engine, which helps protect your battery from cold weather strain. Jeep’s batteries are also protected by a waterproof casing, which eliminates the risk from melting snow and ice inside the body of the vehicle. As Jeep’s electric vehicle lineup expands and develops further, software updates will help tailor the electric hybrid system of Jeep 4xe models to be more truly optimized for winter driving.
For the latest in Jeep electric vehicles, talk to our advisors here at Mac Lang Orillia, your source for all things Jeep, Ram, Dodge, and Chrysler here in Orillia, Ontario. Right by Highway 40, visit our Orillia location, today, for all your new and used vehicle sales, service, parts, Jeep and Ram accessories, financing, and more! Our dealership is well-equipped to help you find the vehicle you desire, for whatever jobs or adventures you wish to tackle.