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I know the van was designed as a no fuss ride for soccer moms and dads, but I would like to see the next version come with charge and save buttons. If these were added I would trade our 2017 on a new one in a flash. We also have a Mitsubishi Outlander which includes these features and I find them quite useful.
 

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I know the van was designed as a no fuss ride for soccer moms and dads, but I would like to see the next version come with charge and save buttons. If these were added I would trade our 2017 on a new one in a flash. We also have a Mitsubishi Outlander which includes these features and I find them quite useful.
Not sure what you mean. What do you want to charge and save?

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Not sure what you mean. What do you want to charge and save?

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The traction battery. This is a feature found on several plug ins.
 

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There's been a few threads on this aleady:



 

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I believe the Rendler spindle is only employed during the Covington cycle.
 
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I know the van was designed as a no fuss ride for soccer moms and dads, but I would like to see the next version come with charge and save buttons. If these were added I would trade our 2017 on a new one in a flash. We also have a Mitsubishi Outlander which includes these features and I find them quite useful.
Yeah, that would be a nice option. We’re picking up a Honda Clarity for our 2nd car and I’ve been reading the owner’s manual. It has the ability to select from three different modes of operation. Not a huge deal for the PacHy but it would be nice. I’m for anything that gives the owner a little more control over such things.
 

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I believe the Rendler spindle is only employed during the Covington cycle.
You're thinking of the Freeman drive.
 

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The new Jeep PHEVs all have selectable EV modes. It’ll probably make it’s way to the Pacifica in the future.
 

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It's quite aggravating not being able to hold or save the traction battery for the most optimum times (i.e., urban driving). At freeway speeds, you deplete the battery very rapidly.

In a video by one of the FCA PacHy engineers, he made the statement that the EV system was designed to be as unobtrusive as possible. I guess that must be the logic for not including an ICE/EV toggle on the PacHy. But, frankly, that just sounds like double-talk to justify not offering that kind of ability since, AFAIK, you can toggle between ICE/EV in every other PHEV (including, as mentioned, the upcoming Wrangler PHEV). When the Chevy Volt arrived, one of the biggest complaints by early adopters was the lack of the ICE/EV toggle. To GM's credit, they listened and, in the slightly updated 3rd year Chevy Volt, they incorporated the toggle.

That's one of the very strange things about the PacHy; you'd have thought FCA would have done extensive research on the specific nuances that consumers want in a PHEV. If they had, surely they would have known that a ICE/EV toggle is a hugely desirable feature. FWIW, they should have included an illuminated charge port and plug lock, as well.
 

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But they have listened - it's a new feature in the Jeep PHEVs. No reason it won't make its way to the Pacifica. This was just a model refresh - most likely the toggle feature wasn't "feature ready" in time for 2021.

And honestly, the engineer is probably right - I'd say more people don't care about the toggle than do. I'd never use it, because it just doesn't rank with me. No doubt FCA did the research and came to the same conclusion, specifically regarding minivan owners, so why spend development dollars towards something a minority would use? Now with Jeep, more will use it in off-road and other conditions, so that warrants the dev cost.
 
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