Jeep Adds New Electric Model to Lineup
Jeep will soon get an exciting new electric vehicle in its lineup — the Jeep Wrangler 4xe. Available early next year, the Wrangler 4xe delivers an electric range of up to 25 miles and an estimated 50 MPGe. The 375 horsepower-rated powertrain ensures that even though it is an EV, it’s still a powerful Jeep.
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“We are committed to make Jeep the greenest SUV brand. The electrification of the Jeep lineup will allow commuters to travel solely on electric power, delivering an efficient and fun on-road experience and offering an ability to enjoy even more Jeep capability off-road in nearly complete silence.”
As a Trail Rated Wrangler, the EV model features a full-time 4×4 two-speed transfer case and solid front and rear axles. No terrain is off limits for the Wrangler 4xe thanks to 30 inches of water fording capability.
The powertrain in the Jeep Wrangler 4xe sources power from a 400-volt battery pack and two electric motors paired to a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. Selec Modes allow you a choice of three modes — hybrid, electric, and eSave — to customize your source of power. The Eco Coaching Pages embedded in the Uconnect infotainment system displays your choice, its benefits, and efficiency.
You can choose from three Jeep Wrangler 4xe models — 4xe, Sahara 4xe, and Rubicon 4xe. The Rubicon 4xe trim boasts signature “Electric Blue” accents on the interior and exterior. Ten bold colors ranging from Firecracker Red and Hella Yella to Snazzberry are options for the exterior of the Wrangler 4xe. You have two color choices for the interior.
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Moving forward, every model in the Jeep lineup will have an eco-friendly option, signified by the 4xe badge. It looks like the future of off-roading will be an eco-friendly adventure.
DeAnn Owens is a Dayton transplant by way of the Windy City, yet considers herself to be a California girl at heart even though she’s only visited there once. To get through the dreaded allergy season unique to the Miami Valley, she reads, writes, complains about the weather, and enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and their newest addition, a Boston terrier puppy that is now in charge of all their lives. In the future, she hopes to write a novel and travel through time. See more articles by DeAnn.