2021 Jeep Easter Safari is the All-Electric Gift that Keeps on Giving

April 1st, 2021 by

Like all things Jeep designs to go on roads less traveled, the concepts for the 2021 Jeep Easter Safari offer a glimpse into the brand’s electrified propulsion plans of the future. Up first is the innovative 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe, the automaker’s first plug-in hybrid offering. To continue its green momentum, Jeep partnered with Electrify America to craft the Jeep 4xe Charging Network — essentially building a series of Jeep-branded EV charging stations destined to be installed throughout the trailheads that are part of the Jeep Badge of Honor program.  Over the next year, owners will be able to take full advantage of their electrified Jeep SUV. Jeep and Electrify America are opening charging stations at three of the most popular off-road trails, such as the Rubicon Trail in Pollock Pines, California, Big Bear, California, and Moab, Utah — the home of the brand’s Easter Safari. Some Jeep 4xe charging stations will be connected to the power grid, while others will rely on solar power via solar panels to generate electricity. 

“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. 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,” said Christian Meunier, Jeep Brand Chief Executive Officer. 

Jeep made sure to have the charging stations ready to go as they coincide with the launch of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe, the most capable, eco-friendly, and technically advanced Wrangler ever made. Jeep enthusiasts are officially able to enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty with zero emissions and trail-conquering torque. Besides the iconic Rubicon Trail, Moab, and Big Bear off-roading sites, Jeep will announce other Jeep 4xe Charging Network chargers in the near future. 

The automaker is working hand in hand with leading public charging network Electrify America to establish a tradition of trailhead charging sites. Jeep 44xe owners need to download the free Electrify America app, which helps them initiate and monitor their charging session. Jeep 4xe Charging Network trailhead chargers offer standard Level 2 (240-volt) charging, with a 17-kilowatt-hour battery pack that can be fully charged for 49 MPGe and 21 miles of all-electric range in about two hours. Wrangler 4xe owners can look forward to short recharge times if they’re just looking to top off the battery before heading out on the trail. 

“It is our goal to provide electric vehicle drivers with the freedom to get 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. 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,” said Giovanni Palazzo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Electrify America. 

2021 Jep Wrangler 4xe

The 2021 Wrangler 4xe makes a splash with the most advanced powertrain ever placed under the hood of any Jeep vehicle. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that’s accompanied by two electric motors, one high-voltage battery pack, and paired with a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. Owners enjoy instant torque thanks to the electric motors, while the powertrain as a whole offers them a seamless, start-stop, fuel-saving operation of the engine. Efficiency is the name of the game and the Jeep Wrangler 4xe maximizes its efficiency with an estimated 49 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), a total driving range of nearly 400 miles, a 0-60 mph time of only 6.0 seconds, 375 horsepower, and 470 lb-ft of torque. An electric lifestyle can finally be paired with a vehicle that delivers unprecedented 4×4 performance, and benchmark off-road capability thanks to the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe. 

Have questions about the Jeep Wrangler 4xe? Reach out to The Jeep Experts via Hollywood Chrysler Jeep social media and they’ll be sure to clear any questions you might have. In the meantime, if you’re itching to go off-road check out the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator inventory and schedule your test drive at Hollywood Chrysler Jeep today!

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