We’ve known for awhile that Jeep would focus on putting EV chargers at trailheads and popular outdoor spots around the country to support the Wrangler 4xe and future electrified models. We now know that it’ll be done through a partnership with Electrify America.
Level 2 charging stations will start appearing at Jeep Badge of Honor off-road trailheads over the next 12 months. Locations in Moab, the Rubicon Trail, and Big Bear will be the first places to get these new chargers.
The charging with be free for Jeep 4xe owners, according to the company, but it appears that it might be utilized by other EVs for a fee.
The chargers will be directly connected to the power grid in some case, but it others they will be solar powered chargers, like they’ve previewed here. We now have official shots of what those solar chargers look like.
“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. “Through the customizable electric vehicle charging offerings of our Electrify Commercial B2B brand, we were able to work with Jeep to identify where their drivers will need charging access most, and make it a reality.”
While we don’t care for having yet another app on our phone, it appears Jeep will have a custom app for 4xe owners to use the charging station.
With Rivian’s Adventure Network and Jeep’s efforts with its 4xe Charging Network, chargers are getting installed where people are likely to travel with adventure-focused EVs. This helps makes the transition even more seamless.