Understanding EVs

Electric vehicles are changing the way we commute. Whether you are looking for the latest technology, a cleaner way to commute, or an easy way to save money while driving, this is the path for you. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram are all innovative brands that aim to stay at the forefront of the automotive industry. Here is information about electric vehicles and what you can expect from our popular brands.

Which EV is Right for Me?

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram are going to make a huge impact on the EV field. These manufacturers have come up with four new electric platforms. These can be molded into cars, crossovers, SUVs, and trucks. That means that customers throughout the area should have an easy time finding their perfect EV here.

While these beloved names work on their introductions to the EV world, you can bet they are already pumping out hybrid options. A hybrid utilizes both a combustion engine and a powerful battery to give you a more efficient drive. Let our professionals walk you through all the hybrid options we have available during your next visit.

Battery Electric

Fully electric cars offer the smallest environmental footprint and the biggest savings on maintenance and fuel. Consider the Jeep Wrangler 4xe or the upcoming all-electric Ram 1500.

Plug-in Hybrid

Plug-in hybrids have a rechargable electric motor and a gas-powered engine to extend range if needed. One of the most popular Plug-in Hybrid models from the lineup is the Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hyrbrid.

Traditional Hybrid

Powered by an electric motor and gas-powered engine, Hybrids recharge as you drive. Tax credits and other benefits may not apply.

Benefits of Plugging In

Federal Tax Credit

A federal tax rebate up to of $7,500 is available on many EV models.

Local Incentives

Even more savings from your state and/or utility company.

Low Cost to Own

EV owners can expect to spend half as much on maintenance and repair (Consumer Reports)

Fuel Up At Home

Charge while you sleep, work, or at a growing number of public chargers.

Quick and Quiet

Enjoy fast and smooth acceleration, better handling, and a quieter ride.

Best of Both Worlds

Plug-in hybrids provide electric range for short trips and gas-power for longer journeys.

96%

of EV owners surveyed said they'd purchase another EV as their next vehicle.

Source: AAA

What to Expect with Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram

Electric Jeep Models

Jeep has started its foray into the electric industry with its new 4xe lineup. These are plug-in hybrid options that will give you an efficiency that is hard to match. Both the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Grand Cherokee come in this new power style. Getting the capability of a new Jeep along with a more efficient powertrain is a truly exciting package.

This beloved brand has also teased the release of an all-electric Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler is one of the most popular models in the industry, and this is just going to extend that reputation. There is not much information out on the all-electric Wrangler, but we will be sure to keep you informed.

Electric Dodge Models

One of the main things Dodge is known for is its performance vehicles. Dodge has shared that an electric muscle car is on the horizon. The design of this new model is said to bear a resemblance to that of the 1960s Charger. With the sheer power that comes along with this name, we are sure to be impressed with an all-electric Dodge car.

Electric Ram Models

Many popular work trucks are slated to join the electric field, and the Ram 1500 is one of them. This brand announced that an all-electric Ram 1500 will be available in 2024. Customers can bet that this electric work truck will outperform expectations, as the Ram 1500 has done for years. You will not feel a drop-off in power or capability when switching to this electric option.

Electric Chrysler Models

Chrysler is extremely close to announcing and bringing an electric vehicle to market. The owners at Chrysler have teased a range of details regarding this model. We can assume that it will be a crossover or smaller SUV. Regardless of what this new EV looks like, we are sure it will bring the luxury and power that Chrysler is known for.

Owning an EV

Understanding Charging

Charging times vary depending of the type of charger used.

Level 1 chargers use a standard household outlet and charge about 2-5 miles of range per hour, making Level 1 a good choice for plugin hybrid vehicles but not battery electric vehicles.

Level 2 chargers can be installed at your home by a professional electrician and charge about 10-20 miles of range per hour. A good choice for any EV when charging overnight or all-day is possible.

Level 3 fast chargers are the most efficient and can be found at commercial locations. Level 3 can charge about 60-80 miles of range in about 20 minutes, making it a good choice for any EV when a quick charge is needed on the go.

Electric vehicle charging port

Charging from Home

For plugin hybrid vehicles a standard outlet (Level 1) will be enough for overnight charging. For battery electric vehicles, a Level 2 charger will require professional installation by a licensed electrician. If you live in an apartment or condo, consider talking with the property owner about installing a charger or use a nearby public charger. Talk to our sales staff to find out more about charging from home.

Family having fun with 2 children and electric vehicle in the background

Battery Care

Most batteries will last between 100,000 and 200,000 miles when properly cared for. With battery technology continually advancing, that number will continue to increase. If you can keep your battery between 20% and 80% charged most days and avoid extremely hot temperatures, you can expect your maintenance to be minimal.

Electric vehicle battery care

Charging Stations Near Jones Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM

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Common Questions

A federal tax rebate of $7,500 is available on most EV models. Depending on where you live, state and local rebates and incentives may also be available. Check with your sales associate to find out if the model is eligible for rebates and incentives.

Other advantages of owning an EV include:

  • Eligible EVs may also qualify for HOV lane access, which are normally restricted to vehicles with multiple passengers.
  • Many electric companies offer lower rates based on the time of use. With EVs, you can save money by charging during off-peak times.
  • If you're able to charge from work or home, there's usually no need to stop to refuel like you would in a gas-powered vehicle.
  • EVs produce zero tail-pipe emissions resulting in cleaner air and better health.

This will vary depending on the local price of electricity and gas and where you are charging (at home or public charger), but most EV owners can expect to save on fuel cost. A recent Consumer Reports study found the โ€œtypical EV owner who does most of their fueling at home can expect to save an average of $800 to $1,000 a year on fueling costs over an equivalent gasoline-powered car.โ€

Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/

A recent Consumer Reports study found โ€œmaintenance and repair costs for EVs are significantly lower over the life of the vehicle โ€“ about half โ€“ than for gasolineโ€“powered vehicles, which require regular fluid changes and are more mechanically complex. The average dollar savings over the lifetime of the vehicle is about $4,600.โ€

Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/
Gas powered vehicles offer a range of 300-400mi. Battery electric vehicles offer a median range of 250mi. For EV owners who charge at home, this is more than enough for daily use. For longer drives beyond the range of your vehicle, check a public charger map for charger availability along your route.
  • Level 1 chargers use a standard household outlet and charge about 2-5 miles of range per hour, making Level 1 a good choice for plugin hybrid vehicles but not battery electric vehicles.

  • Level 2 chargers can be installed at your home by a professional electrician and charge about 10-20 miles of range per hour. A good choice for any EV when charging overnight or all-day is possible.

  • Level 3 fast chargers are the most efficient and can be found at commercial locations. Level 3 can charge about 60-80 miles of range in about 20 minutes, making it a good choice for any EV when a quick charge is needed on the go.
Yes, Level 1 and Level 2 chargers can be used at home. In fact, the standard 120V outlet supports a Level 1 charger. Level 2 chargers require 240V and can be installed by a licensed electrician. If you do not own your home, you may need to work with your property owner to install a Level 2 charger.
Most batteries will last between 100,000 and 200,000 miles when properly cared for. With battery technology continually advancing, that number should continue to increase.

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Regardless of the model you are looking for, we have the knowledge and expertise to help. Visit or call one of our professionals near Baltimore to get your process started. We can share all the information we have about any electric vehicle and even show you if it is possible to reserve that model. Our team cannot wait to change the way you drive with a new electric Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram.

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