Jeep Releases First-Ever Lift Kit For An EV

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There's really no reason to avoid EVs any longer.

As the world embraces electrification more than ever before, EVs are no longer considered simple delivery carts. These days, they're seriously capable, and the very enthusiasts who used to hate on cars like the Prius are now the same people bragging about how quick their Teslas are.

Jeep was among the first to recognize the potential for electric cars as leisure vehicles, and instead of making its first electrified offering something vanilla like a Compass, the brand decided to electrify the Wrangler, calling it the 4xe Hybrid. To help buyers get more use out of the off-roader, Jeep is putting chargers at trailheads too, but what if you can't fully enjoy a trail because of ground clearance? Jeep has the solution, and it's a world first.

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It may seem obvious that an off-roader should be offered with a lift kit - after all, Jeep has already released a kit for the diesel version of the Wrangler and caters to the Gladiator too - but that still hasn't stopped Jeep from claiming that the 2-inch lift kit for the Wrangler 4xe is an industry first. It is, but that's not much to brag about.

Jeep's other achievement is a little more noteworthy, however. It has now released Jeep- and Mopar-branded 240-volt home EV chargers that charge five times faster than the standard cord set cable - something that is very useful for a vehicle with just 21 miles of all-electric range.

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"We continue to expand our off-road Jeep portfolio with more innovative new features, including convenient at-home electric-vehicle chargers for vehicles like the new Jeep Wrangler 4xe," said Mark Bosanac, North America Vice President, Mopar Service, Parts & Customer Care. "Across the entire Jeep lineup, Mopar offers more than 500 quality-tested, factory-backed parts and accessories." So what do the new additions to the accessories range cost? The Jeep Performance Parts 2-inch lift kit has a recommended retail price of $1,495 while the 240V charger in hardwired or plug-in variants cost $621.50 and $647.50 respectively.

Also available are rock rails ($925), tube doors and mirrors ($1,195 and $215 respectively), half doors, bumpers, winches, and more. Basically, just about any part available for the regular Wrangler can now be fitted to your hybrid model.

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