Jeep® Brand Creates Off-Road Jeep 4xE
The Jeep brand is taking electrified propulsion beyond the paved road by establishing the Jeep 4xe Charging Network at Jeep Badge of Honor off-road trailheads around the United States during the next 12 months.
The brand partnered with Electrify America to create the network of EV Level 2 charging stations that allow owners of 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrids to take full-advantage of their electrified Jeep SUVs.
“Electrification opens a new chapter in the Jeep brand story, and it brings an entirely new level of excitement and enjoyment to our enthusiastic owners,” said Christian Meunier, Jeep brand CEO — 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.”
Jeep 4xe charging stations are scheduled to open this spring at three of the most popular off-road sites and iconic trails 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 operational around the country by the end of 2021 and will be either directly connected to the power grid or use solar power to generate electricity.
These charging stations will be located near Jeep Badge of Honor trails, an industry exclusive off-road rewards program to support enthusiasts looking to earn a Badge of Honor for their new Jeep Wrangler 4xe.
The Jeep brand is working with leading public charging network Electrify America to establish the trailhead charging sites and install the charging equipment. Jeep 4xe owners will be able to login to unlock free charging via a custom mobile app by Electrify America, which also allows drivers to initiate and monitor their charging session.
“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. “Through the customizable electric vehicle charging offerings of our Electrify Commercial B2B brand, we were able to work with the Jeep Brand to identify where their drivers will need charging access most, and make it a reality.”
The Jeep 4xe Charging Network trailhead chargers will deliver Level 2 (240-volt) charging. With Level 2 charging, the 17 kilowatt-hour battery pack in the Jeep Wrangler 4xe can be fully recharged in about two hours, delivering 49 MPGe and 21 miles of electric range. Recharge times will be shorter for Wrangler 4xe owners looking to just top off the battery pack before heading out on the trail.
The Wrangler 4xe delivers as much as 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque and lets the driver tailor the performance of the hybrid powertrain to best match planned activities, via the E Selec modes.
The E Selec mode options include eSave, which saves the Wrangler 4xe’s battery charge for later use by prioritizing propulsion from the 2.0-liter engine. Additionally, the driver can choose between battery saving and battery charging during eSave via the
Hybrid Electric Pages in the vehicle’s Uconnect monitor.
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe launched in Sahara 4xe ($47,995 MSRP) and Rubicon 4xe ($51,695 MSRP) trim levels. Prices exclude the available $7,500 federal tax credit, any additional eligible state and local credits, and $1,495 destination charges.