Jeep and Electrify America to Provide EV Charging at Off-road Trailheads
Jeep is partnering with Electrify America to create the Jeep 4xe Charging Network by installing Jeep-branded EV charging stations at or near the trailheads of Jeep Badge of Honor off-road trails over the next year. The project coincides with the launch of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid, but owners of other Plug-In SUVs will be able to access the chargers as well. Jeep 4xe charging stations are scheduled to open this spring at three of the most-popular off-road sites and icons for the Jeep brand – Moab, Utah; the Rubicon Trail in Pollock Pines, California; and Big Bear, California. Additional Jeep 4xe Charging Stations are scheduled to be operating around the country by the end of 2021. The charging stations will be set up near the Jeep Badge of Honor trails, an exclusive Jeep off-road rewards program, to support enthusiasts looking to earn a Badge of Honor for their new Jeep Wrangler 4xe.
“Electrification opens a new chapter in the Jeep brand story, and it brings an entirely new level of excitement and enjoyment for our enthusiastic owners,” said Christian Meunier, Jeep Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis. “Key to making Jeep brand the greenest SUV brand is assuring our owners can enjoy the benefits of electric propulsion wherever they go, including the most iconic off-road trails in the country.”
“It is our goal to provide electric vehicle drivers with the freedom to get to where they want to go – whether it be on a highway or off-road – and we look forward to bringing Jeep enthusiasts along on the journey,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president and chief executive officer of Electrify America.
Jeep 4xe Charging Stations will be either directly connected to the power grid or use solar power to generate electricity. The Jeep 4xe Charging Network trailhead chargers will deliver Level 2 (240-volt) charging, allowing the 17 kilowatt-hour battery pack in the Jeep Wrangler 4xe to be fully recharged in about two hours, delivering up to 21 miles of electric range. Recharge times will be shorter for those looking to just top off the battery pack before heading out on the trail.