Jeep’s top official confirmed that a plug-in hybrid is coming soon when he showed off the 2018 Jeep Wrangler in Los Angeles. The electric plug-in version of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler will be able to drive without using any gas.
2020 Jeep Wrangler: From Mild Hybrid To Plug-In Hybrid
It looks like a Wrangler with a mild hybrid wasn’t enough. Jeep is giving us two years to get used to the fact that the Wrangler will turn off at every stop light. And that it will add off-peak torque with a small motor to make it easier to drive at low revs. There will be a plug-in hybrid version of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler. This SUV can run on either gas or electricity, or it can use both at once for better performance.
This is blasphemy to the hard-core Americans who like a lot of displacement and horsepower. But if you look closely at the pros of a hybrid vehicle, you’ll see that the Wrangler is a great fit for it. See, real SUVs run on torque, and more specifically, low-end torque. Before an engine can give you that twist, it needs to rev up. Electric motors give you all of their sweet torque from the very first revolution. That will make the best off-road vehicle in the world even better.
In electric mode, the Wrangler’s bigger battery will help it go farther. You can charge it at home or while driving by using the engine. The FCA plug-in hybrid model with the most sales is the Chrysler Pacifica. Most likely, the Wrangler will use the technology from the Pacifica minivan.
How To Enjoy Jeep Wrangler Electric Mode?
Electrek says that the Jeep Wrangler and its electric mode will work really well together. Not only because it has more horses. People who own Wranglers often take the rough path because they like being close to nature. Imagine driving through the jungle in electric mode and hearing the birds sing and smelling the morning dew. That’s much better than sitting between a loud engine and a smokey tailpipe. The Jeep Wrangler is a free bonus if it gets great gas mileage.
2022 Jeep Wrangler Electric In The Works?
I think that the plug-in hybrid model will be around for another two years before the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Electric comes out. Learn to live with only some of your appliances being electric before the engine finds its way out.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Image Gallery
Michael Manley, who is in charge of the Jeep and Ram brands, said, “A full plug-in electric Jeep Wrangler will be available in 2020. This shows our continued commitment to those who enjoy the great outdoors in a responsible, sustainable way. It also makes sure that this Wrangler will be around for generations to come.”