FCA Takes Guesswork Out of EV Ownership

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is making life a little easier for anyone considering making the jump to an electric vehicle.

  • FCA has added a direct link to information related to home charging stations at the website for the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.
  • The Amazon link allows would-be EV owners the chance to compare home charging stations and understand the installation costs involved.
  • FCA plans on introducing up to 30 electrified nameplates by 2022.

2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara with doors and top removedComing soon, Jeep will introduce the “4xe,” a plug-in hybrid version of the iconic Wrangler (conventional version pictured above). (Photo: Jeep)

Click to charge

A little link makes a big difference to anyone on the fence when it comes to putting an EV in their garage. Recognizing that uncertainty about home charging costs can be a major factor in any purchase decision, FCA in now linking to an Amazon.com-related shopping site for Chrysler’s official 240-volt home charger, along with choices of other popular charging units. Customers can get information about which charger might be best for them, estimated installation costs, and a list of professional electricians to install the charger itself.

A series of online questions are available to determine the time and costs involved. These questions pertain to when the home’s electrical panel was last updated, the distance between the panel and preferred charger location, and if the panel is located in a basement or garage.

At the moment, the Pacifica Hybrid minivan is the only plug-in vehicle in the Chrysler fleet, but expect many more to be added in the coming years. These will include the recently announced Jeep Wrangler 4xe, a plug-in hybrid model set to offer about 30 miles of electric driving range. The Wrangler will share showroom space with upcoming plug-in hybrid (and 4xe-branded) versions of the Compass and Renegade SUVs.

WHY THIS MATTERS

Taking the mystery out of at-home charging units can make all the difference towards getting car shoppers to consider an EV.


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