Jeep is accelerating toward what it’s calling Zero Emission Freedom, and has recently announced plans to make a series of announcements on its plans towards electrifications during the upcoming Jeep Brand 4xe Day which will take place on September 8, 2022. This comes a week before the 2022 Detroit Auto Show. In addition, a video presentation will go live next Thursday at 8 AM eastern time via the Jeep brand’s YouTube channel.
While Jeep will have more electrified vehicles on the way, they have also been working to build solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations, which people can find in places like Moab, Rubicon, and Big Bear Badge of Honor trailheads. This is a great alternative and a greener solution for charging your Jeep 4xe instead of using fossil fuel-powered energy plants to charge your vehicle.
The first vehicle to enter the Jeep 4xe lineup was the iconic and extremely popular Wrangler. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a plug-in battery pack and electric motors, total output provides 375 horsepower and a Hemi-rivaling 470 lb-ft of torque. The electric motors account for 134 ponies of that total. As the Jeep Wrangler 4xe is a plug-in hybrid, it has an estimated electric-only range of 21 miles before firing up the engine and can see about 370 miles of road before having to stop in at a gas station for fuel. If you’re looking to go from a standstill to 60 mph, you can do so in just 6 seconds. Not bad for a box.
The second vehicle to enter the Jeeps 4xe line is the Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid SUV, which features the same horsepower and similar power-plant setup but offers slightly more range over the Wrangler 4xe with up to 25 miles before the engine kicks in. It even comes in Trailhawk flavor.
Expected from Jeep are still Cherokee 4xe and Compass 4xe hybrid SUV models for the North American market. A Gladiator 4xe is expected for the 2024 model year, also.
Stay tuned to MC&T as we’ll cover whatever information Jeep has in store for 4xe Day.