The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the most eco-friendly Wrangler ever!
The new Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the latest model from the carmaker to join its hybrid vehicle line-up.
The 4xe will now sit alongside the Compass 4xe, and the Renegade 4xe to deliver all-electric capability.
And to help potential drivers, the 4xe is actually pronounced '4byE'.
The new model will be in showrooms early next year with the plug-in hybrid powertrain capable of delivering up to 25 miles of electric-only powered driving with zero emissions.
This will help make the Wrangler a more commuter-friendly offering and help with those drivers with all-electric range anxiety - fearing that an all-electric car will let them down because the battery will run out.
Jeep says the new model will not only be eco-friendly, but also its most capable vehicle when travelling off-road.
The 4x4 specialist is working hard to become one of the leaders in eco-friendly technology for vehicles and there's a lot to enjoy about the Wrangler 4xe.
The new Wrangler uses two electric motors, one for each axle, along with a 400v high voltage battery pack and a turbocharged 22.0-litre engine.
The power is delivered using an eight-speed automatic transmission with fuel economy estimated at being 50mpg.
The engine's torque will be accessible instantly when the driver depresses the accelerator pedal to boost on-road performance.
The combined power output of the conventional engine and the electric motors is 375hp with torque of 637Nm.
The hybrid powertrain in the Wrangler 4xe can be tailored by the driver to suit their trip, so whether they are using all-electric power for their daily commute, they can also change power for delivering their off-road experience.
The hybrid powertrain uses three driving modes - Jeep calls them E Selec.
And regardless of the mode chosen, once the battery is near to running out of charge, it will switch to being a hybrid once more.
The driving modes for the Jeep Wrangler 4xe are Hybrid - to use the 2.0-litre engine and electric motor.
In Electric mode, the powertrain will deliver zero-emissions electric power until the battery runs out of charge.
The third mode is eSave which will save the battery for use later and instead use the 2.0-litre engine for propulsion.
Jeep have also used regenerative braking as a vital part of charging the battery.
There will be electric blue design cues on the vehicle to highlight that it's a hybrid offering and the new Jeep wrangler 4xe will still deliver excellent off-road performance.
Green Cars’ is the term used for zero, low and ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) - with pressure being applied to lower global emission levels, the need for “eco-friendly” vehicles is on the rise. Many countries now have plans in place to abolish the use of combustion engines before the turn of the century and so more and more vehicles we see on the roads will be Electric, hybrid or very low emission petrol and diesels.
Although beneficial to the environment, ‘Green Cars’ are also beneficial from a taxation view. The lower a vehicle’s emissions banding, the lower the taxation placed against it. Many manufacturers have tapped in to this ever-growing market with their own offerings, however, Volvo were the first manufacturer to state that every one of their models will be either electric or hybrid options from 2019.