Yeah. PHEV adds about $15,000 to the cost of a vehicle.Wow! You think? I didn’t consider the price increase 😝
Where did you pull that nonsense number from? The actual FCA vehicle that currently has the PEH powertrain that is going into the JL is no where near thatYeah. PHEV adds about $15,000 to the cost of a vehicle.
Yeah, looking at $70K Saharas now. ullinghair:Yeah. PHEV adds about $15,000 to the cost of a vehicle.
Depending where you live and on your tax situation, you may be able to offset some of that through State and Federal tax credits.
Also, depending on how desperate FCA is to improve its CAFE numbers, and how popular/unpopular a model is, FCA may be willing to absorb —i.e., subsidize— some of that cost.
For instance, FCA was offering $99/month leases on Fiat 500e to comply with CA emissions regulations. But given Wrangler’s popularity, I wouldn’t bet on it.
Dude, take a chill pill and laugh all you want. That’s the number automakers estimate costs to add PHEV.Where did you pull that nonsense number from? The actual FCA vehicle that currently has the PEH powertrain that is going into the JL is no where near that
Pacifica Limited gas: $44,695 (MSRP)
Pacifica Limited PEH: $45,795
Pacifica Touring L gas: $36,795
Pacifica Touring L PEH: $42,445
Pacifica 35th Limited gas: $45,390
Pacifica 35th Limited PEH: $46,490
Now, Im not going to 1:1 all the options, but that is quite a distance from
$15,000 for just the PEH power train.
You can speculate all you want, but $15,000 is laughable. I would be shocked if it was more than the diesel option
I am seriously considering the PEH for exactly these reasons. My JK has about 110k on it now and wont last forever. It's about a 20 mile trip one way to work so it makes sense. My work also has plug in ports in the lot, so drive in, plug in, drive home, zero gas. How much does it cost in electricity to charge that battery? My JK gets about a tank a week commuting, so about $45-$50.I think a plug-in hybrid makes a lot of sense for someone who also uses their JL as a daily commuter.
My wife has a plug-in hybrid Pacifica. She gets over 30 miles on a charge, which is enough to cover her entire daily commute. She hasn't bought gas in months, and that was only because she did a road-trip to visit her family in Arizona.
I was interested so I started researching.... it said that there are still a fair amount of public charging stations that are Free. I found that a bit remarkable, if true I imagine that will go the way of the DoDo bird if/when the trend becomes a norm.
That would be pretty cool (if it was close to the office) stop, get a cup of coffee, plug in and walk away.
Whew... I spend like $6,000 a year in Gas.
It's not free if someone has to pay for it. And someone does, somehow somewhere. Yep, free power while you are seeing your free Dr with free healthcare. Right after you drop the kids off at the free child care. Now if I could just get someone to mow the lawn and clean the house for free. Sorry about the rant, I am old.Nothing is FREE. Those business and areas with “free charging” are passing the costs somehow.
For instance, Publix and Florida grocery chain has these plug in stations. As does Whole Foods and several other business. Don’t think that prices don’t go up (might be $.05 on blueberries) but that cost is being passes on to EVERYONE. So EV people are getting fuel/energy by everyone else.
Then they drive the same roads and cause same wear and tear. They don’t pay a gas tax and mooch off everyone else.
Now I will probably own a electric car some time in the next few years. I am sure by then the “free stations” are gone and Congress will pass a EV tax for roads and infrastructure.
I would LOVE a EV or Plug Hybrid Wrangler as a DD.
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