Your Virginia Jeep Dealer catches an appearance of the Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee

by mbethard

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Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee

You’ll find no shortage of love for the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee here at Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Fredericksburg. The full-size SUV from Jeep is iconic in its performance, design, and time-tested value, so it’s easy to say that we’re skeptical of how it could get any better.

Truth be told, we’ve never been so happy to be wrong. Recently, Amp, a company based in Ohio, showed off a variant of the Jeep Grand Cherokee that’s 100-percent electric. We’ve heard of smaller electric cars and even mid-size ones; but a full-size off-road-ready SUV? Now we’re talking!

The impressive electric Jeep made an appearance at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, and to say that attendees were impressed with it would be a severe understatement. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Electric is powered by a 37.6 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion phosphate battery pack, energizing two Remy AC motors. But how does it perform? The ride is smooth, has enough pickup to go from 0-60 in under ten seconds, and it features an impressive driving range of 80-100 miles per charge. As of right now, the vehicle is only a front-wheel drive model, but Jeep reps have already said that a four-wheel drive variant is in the works. AMP announced an introductory price starting at $57,400 for the all-electric Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Here’s a look at the Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee test drive:

More interested in a Grand Cherokee or another new Jeep model right now? Then make sure to contact us online or by phone at 540 898 7200 (local) or 888 544 8122 (toll-free) today. Our team is ready to walk you through the financing process on models like the Jeep Compass, Liberty, and Wrangler Unlimited, and they can even outline why financing your next vehicle and keeping fresh with genuine parts is a good idea too.

Interested in more Jeep news? Stay tuned. Everyone here at Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg is dedicated to keeping you informed!

Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg

5202 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, Virginia

540 898 7200 / 888 544 8122