EVs & Floodwater: “Can” Doesn’t Mean “Should” (Except For Off-Roading)

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 14:20:09 +0000

Every few weeks, we see an online video of yet another Tesla pushing through deep flood water somewhere. The below tweet has one that’s about the deepest I’ve seen, with the water going onto the Tesla’s windshield, and that still didn’t stop it from passing through the floodwaters. In this article, I want to talk […]

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Stellantis: First BEV Jeep Coming In 2023, But What Electric Jeep Will We Get?

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sat, 07 Aug 2021 06:43:59 +0000

A recent Stellantis earnings presentation revealed that Jeep will release its first all-electric vehicle in 2023, and it also revealed various other rough release dates for Stellantis EVs and PHEVs. Sadly, though, the information is still very non-specific. Stellantis Gives Us Some More Scraps of Information The Detroit Press points out that the company had […]

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EV Transmissions Are Awesome!

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 21:20:31 +0000

Just over two years ago, I wrote an article discussing upcoming EV transmissions. Since then, we’ve seen a number of EVs and plugin hybrids that use a transmission, and the advantages that were mathematically predictable (as well as known from the DIY EV scene that predated mass EV production) became a reality. Last month I […]

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US Auto Sales: Tesla Had Highest % Increase from Q2 2019 to Q2 2021, 5th Highest Volume Increase

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 10:57:06 +0000

Another quarter has wrapped up and we have more grand trends in the US auto industry. In the charts and text below, I’m comparing Q2 2021 (the second quarter of 2021) with Q2 2020 and also with Q2 2019. Naturally, year-over-year changes are interesting, but given how unique last year was, I think it’s more […]

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The Electric Future Of Off-Roading Looks Bright (Video)

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 15:30:53 +0000

Last week, Jeep lent us a Wrangler 4xe, in top Rubicon trim. While the 4xe isn’t a full EV (it’s a plugin hybrid), it does give 20-30 miles of EV range in our testing. When we took the vehicle out on rough trails under nothing but electric power, we realized pretty quickly that we were […]

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How Does The Wrangler 4xe Do As A Daily Driver? It Depends

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2021 17:05:28 +0000

After doing the initial review of the Wrangler 4xe Stellantis sent me, I realized that there are really two vehicles to review here. First, there’s the beastly off-road vehicle that gives us insight into the future of electric off-roading. Not only is it cool in its own right, but it gives us a lot of […]

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Jeep Wrangler 4xe First Impressions: It Does What No Other Electrified Vehicle Can Do (Review)

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 15:45:45 +0000

Today, Stellantis (the company formerly known as Fiat-Chrysler before a merger with Peugeot) sent me something really cool to review: a 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe (pronounced “four by E”), in Rubicon trim. Like many readers, I was skeptical, too. The vehicle only offers 21 miles of electric range before becoming a hybrid, and next to […]

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Jeep Took People On An “Earth Odyssey” For Earth Day

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 16:15:07 +0000

In a couple of recent ads, Jeep took viewers on an “earth odyssey” to celebrate Earth Day. One ad takes place in a Zoom meeting, with animals discussing the new Wrangler 4xe. The other takes its cues from 2001: A Space Odyssey, with both musical and visual references to the movie. The Wrangler 4xe Some […]

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Electrify America & Jeep Partner To Create Trailhead Charging Network

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2021 14:32:34 +0000

Jeep recently announced that it’s going to build the 4xe Charging Network (4xe is prounounced “four by E”). The overall plan is to put a Level 2 charging station at the trailheads for every Jeep Badge of Honor trail. Jeep wants to complete this within the next 12 months. Why Does Jeep Need This? Jeep’s […]

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Manual Jeep & Shifterless Tesla Show The Very Different Approaches EV Manufacturers Can Take

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 15:39:27 +0000

For this year’s Easter Jeep Safari, the company is bringing out some pretty cool functional concept Jeeps. All but one of them are gas or diesel-powered, but that last one is something that at least some CleanTechnica readers will appreciate. Jeep’s Magneto prototype looks like any 2020 Jeep Wrangler on the outside, except for a […]

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