Electrify America will arrange charging stations for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid at off-road trailheads, the 2 corporations introduced Friday.
Jeep executives beforehand talked about a community of charging stations, however this serves as an official affirmation and fills in some particulars concerning the rollout. The primary stations of the so-called Jeep 4xe Charging Community will open at three off-road websites, with further stations to be added all year long.
The primary websites embrace Moab, Utah; the Rubicon Path in Pollock Pines, California, and Large Bear, California; a Jeep press launch mentioned. Further places can be introduced at a later date.
All charging stations can be 240-volt Stage 2 AC, able to recharging the Wrangler’s 17-kilowatt-hour battery pack in about two hours, in accordance with Jeep. A number of the stations can be photo voltaic powered, however others can be linked to the grid, the automaker mentioned.
Electrify America Jeep 4xe Charging Community
Positioning charging stations at trailheads holds true to Jeep’s plan to electrify off-roading with the Wrangler 4xe, which was configured the way in which it isn’t for absolute avenue effectivity however to supply absolutely electrical off-road potential The Wrangler 4xe was rated earlier this week at 22 all-electric miles, and at 20 mpg as a hybrid. That is not nice for a plug-in hybrid with such a big battery pack, however Jeep believes it will likely be sufficient for all-electric off-roading.
Earlier this week Jeep additionally teased the Magneto concept, an early exploration towards an all-electric Wrangler that can arrive round 2024. Future electrical Jeeps will be more capable than gas or diesel ones, and the model intends to convey “as many electrical Jeeps as it will possibly” to the U.S., international president Christian Meunier mentioned in an interview with Autocar final yr.