Just responding to a dumb statement. I own a F150 as well. Love the truck but that statement I was responding to was silly.
I would only purchase a 4xe now if I was buying a Rubicon.We're seriously considering a 4xE. The Rubicon, with cold weather package, tow group, and possibly the safety packages. The fuel economy boost plus top down doors off quiet exploring is nice. Plus, we make the electricity for it up on our roof. We'll miss the growl our current JLUR has with the 3.6. My local dealer has 5 or 6 4xEs on order. They started building them in December, but every one that's been built is in storage and everyone who has pre-ordered them has been getting shipping delays since the beginning of Feb. Current update from Jeep is estimated ship dates end of March for early April delivery to dealers. Apparently they did a similar delay with the Pacifica hybrid while they worked out some last minute bugs. We'll see! Can't wait to test drive one!
I did check the fuses/relays at the dealer before we left, all were fine.Congratulations! Did you go push in all the fuses and relays to ensure they are seated? That seems to be local lo
I cooled off on the 4xe desire quite a bit after I calculated / estimated that it would cost somewhere between about 1.5x and 3x the cost of gas to run it on electric at my utility rates. And that is at almost $4.00 gas.
Clearly, there will have to be a large solar upgrade if an electric car moves into my life anytime soon.
I would be really interested to know what your real-life hybrid mileage is after a few weeks of ownership.
I got 24.7 mpg in a JKU Sahara 2.0T during a short week running around town and a long mountain trip recently. It was claiming 21.4 as the lifetime average when I picked it up.
Nice! I may still end up coming around soon, my JK might be re-homed in the next couple of years. The holdup right now is that both my daughter and I thought the JL was too soft, interior was not tactile enough, and seat was uncomfortable. I guess at some point we will just have to learn to live with it.I did check the fuses/relays at the dealer before we left, all were fine.
Yea our electricity in Massachusetts is also crazy expensive - 23 c/kwhr last time I checked and that's with a discounted aggregate rate that saves us 2-3c/kwhr from the regular rates. The 4xE has a 17 kwh battery pack, so to fully charge it would be ~$3.91 for us at the regular rates. If that nets you about 21 miles of range, it's very comparable to a gallon of gas.
That said, we installed 10kw of solar earlier this year and have been producing 110-120% or our monthly household needs since then. Adding the Jeep should just about even us out with production vs consumption. The vast majority of our around-town and short commute driving should be covered by the battery, so I'm looking at the solar system essentially eliminating both my monthly electric bill and a good portion of our monthly gas bill.
Plus, it's pretty damn quick and really smooth. We're loving it compared to the 3.6/Auto '18 JLUR we traded in.