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Why Choose Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

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Are you thinking about going electric with your next vehicle purchase? You're not alone. More and more drivers are making the switch these days. And for good reason! 

We've been the go-to dealership in Oklahoma for over 15 years at Patriot CDJR of Chandler. During that time, we saw a lot of new technologies come and go. But EVs are here to stay. We're proud to offer a pristine selection of electric models from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM.

This page will walk you through the key benefits of driving electric. We will also give you a preview of the amazing EVs we have available on our lot. Hopefully, by the end, you'll be just as pumped about electric vehicles as we are!

What is an EV?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are automobiles powered fully or partially by electricity. They have become more popular in recent years as battery technology has improved, and more models become available.

EVs use an electric motor rather than an internal combustion engine (ICE) that burns gasoline. This electric motor is powered by large onboard battery packs that store electricity to drive the wheels.

Here are some key differences between EVs and traditional gas-powered vehicles:

  • Energy Source: EVs use electricity stored in a battery pack, while gas vehicles require liquid gasoline stored in a fuel tank.
  • Emissions: EVs produce zero tailpipe emissions. Gasoline vehicles emit greenhouse gases and other pollutants.
  • Drivetrain: EVs have a simpler, more efficient drivetrain with fewer moving parts. No complex engine, transmission, clutch, or gearbox is needed.
  • Performance: EVs provide lightning-fast acceleration and responsiveness thanks to instant torque from the electric motor.
  • Efficiency: EVs convert over 77% of electrical energy into powering the wheels. Gas engines only convert 20-30% of gasoline's energy.

EVs Vs Hybrids: What's the Difference?

Hybrids like the Toyota Prius combine a gas engine with an electric motor and battery. But the key difference from a full EV is hybrids use the gas engine as the primary mover. The electric portion mainly assists acceleration and captures braking energy. Hybrids don't plug in to charge.

Full EVs have larger battery packs that allow driving without ever turning on the gas engine. Most can travel 100+ miles on battery power alone. EVs require regular charging by plugging into electrical outlets.

So, in summary, EVs rely completely on battery power and have a larger electric driving range. Hybrids use smaller batteries but retain a gas engine as the main powertrain.

Why Choose Electric?

Now that we've clarified the whats and hows of EVs, you might be wondering about the why. Let's start with the reasons why more and more folks in Chandler, OK, are making the switch to EVs:

Lower Environmental Impact

This is the big one. EVs produce zero direct emissions since they don't burn any gasoline. That makes them way better for the environment than traditional cars. Plus, you can feel good knowing your vehicle is powered by renewable electricity. Going electric is one of the most meaningful steps we can take to reduce our carbon footprint.

Save Money on Fuel

Gas prices got you down? EVs to the rescue! Charging an electric vehicle cost just a fraction of what you'd pay to fill up a gas tank. On average, fueling an EV is roughly 5 cents per mile to charge and run. Given how volatile prices at the pump can be these days, EVs provide some serious cost savings.

Lower Maintenance Costs

Another area where EVs excel, is lower maintenance costs. With far fewer moving parts than a gas vehicle, there's less that can go wrong under the hood. You won't have to deal with oil changes, air filters, spark plug replacements, or other routine maintenance nearly as often. The result? More money in your pocket.

Tax Credits and Incentives

To encourage more people to go electric, federal and state governments offer some nice perks. You can qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 when you purchase a new EV. Many states and even some utilities also offer additional rebates and incentives. Be sure to check what's available in your area!

High-Tech Features

EVs are packed with cool, high-tech features you might not find in basic traditional vehicles. Expect touchscreens, digital dashboards, cutting-edge driver-assist technologies, premium audio systems, over-the-air software updates, and more. Going electric means enjoying a fully connected, high-tech driving experience.

Instant Torque and Fast Acceleration

If you like quick acceleration, EVs deliver! The instant torque provided by electric motors allows them to go from 0-60 mph much faster than comparable gas-powered cars. Passing, merging, or just taking off from a stoplight becomes quick and fun. Say goodbye to slow, sluggish starts.

Charge at Home Overnight

This final benefit is for those who dread the late-night trip to the gas station. With an EV, you can conveniently charge up overnight while you sleep. Just plug into a standard 120V household outlet and wake up to a "full tank" every morning. Many EV owners install a higher-voltage Level 2 charger for faster charging, but the standard outlet gets the job done overnight.

As you can see, the benefits of driving electric these days far outweigh any drawbacks. If helping the environment while saving money sounds good to you, it's time to seriously consider making the switch.

Next, let's take a look at some of the awesome electric models available at Patriot CDJR of Chandler. We carry EVs from all your favorite American brands.

Electric Vehicles at Patriot CDJR of Chandler

We're proud to offer a selection of the latest electric vehicles on our lot. Here are some of our most popular EV models:

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Jeep Wrangler 4xe

The legendary Jeep Wrangler goes green! This plug-in hybrid combines electric and gas power for incredible off-road capabilities with zero emissions driving. You'll enjoy up to 21 miles of electric range before the turbocharged gas engine kicks in. The Wrangler 4xe offers the perfect blend of eco-friendliness and Jeep's renowned 4x4 performance.

The Wrangler 4xe offers all the iconic styling and rugged capability that the Wrangler is known for. The advanced 4x4 system lets you tackle any trail while enjoying a smooth, quiet, electric-only drive around town. You get the best of both worlds! An available front-axle disconnect system further boosts efficiency. With various modes like Hybrid and Electric, you're always in control of the powertrain.

Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

The beloved Grand Cherokee midsize SUV enters the electric era in style. This plug-in hybrid offers an impressive 25 miles of zero-emissions range and 56 MPGe. Like all 4xe models, the Grand Cherokee 4xe features Jeep's legendary 4x4 capability and upscale interior. Going electric has never felt so luxurious!

The Grand Cherokee 4xe takes refinement to a new level with premium features like leather seats, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, and McIntosh audio. A plethora of standard and available safety features provide peace of mind. Several 4x4 systems, plus Jeep's Selec-Terrain traction management, provide capability across all surfaces. The Grand Cherokee 4xe provides the pinnacle of Jeep capability, luxury, and efficiency.

Dodge Hornet R/T

Craving performance in an EV package? The all-new Dodge Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid delivers 288 horsepower for 0-60 times under 6 seconds. Plus, you'll enjoy 33 miles of all-electric range for your daily commute. The Hornet R/T brings Dodge's signature athletic style and muscle to the EV segment. This crossover PHEV proves that "going green" doesn't mean sacrificing fun and excitement!

The Dodge Hornet R/T comes loaded with performance extras, including Track drive mode, performance brakes, and Dodge's signature badging. The muscular but streamlined exterior turns heads. Inside, available bright color accents and Alcantara seating surfaces add to the race-inspired vibe. Get your heart pumping while staying emissions-conscious with the Hornet R/T!

Chrysler Pacific PHEV

Looking for space, comfort, and efficiency? The Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid has you covered! With seating for up to 7 and an impressive electric range, this minivan is perfect for family road trips. The Pacifica Hybrid combines the practicality you need with the plug-in capability you want.

The Pacifica Hybrid is truly the ultimate family vehicle. The refined interior provides plenty of creature comforts to keep everyone happy. Parents will love the seamless transition between electric and hybrid driving. The Pacifica Hybrid makes charging on the go easy with its industry-leading SAE J1772 charging port located on the driver's side fender.

Charging Your EV in Chandler, OK

Once you decide to go electric, your next consideration is how and where to charge. Here's a quick look at your options near Patriot CDJR of Chandler.

The easiest solution is to charge overnight at home. All you need is a basic 120V household outlet, often called a Level 1 charger. This provides about 3 to 4 miles of range per hour of charging. Plug in when you get home in the evening, and you'll wake up to a "full tank" every day! 

For faster home charging, consider installing a Level 2 charger. These operate on a 240V circuit, like what your clothes dryer uses. Level 2 adds about 30 miles per hour of charging - ideal for when you must top up quickly. An electrician can help install a Level 2 outlet in your garage.

There are also more and more public charging stations popping up around Chandler. Many grocery stores, malls, downtown parking garages, and other businesses now offer EV charging. Plug in while running errands! Apps like PlugShare can help you locate stations near Patriot CDJR of Chandler.

Charging your EV is simple and convenient when you know your options.

Why Choose Patriot CDJR of Chandler

With all this information in hand, you must be itching to get your hands on a brand-new EV! Patriot CDJR of Chandler is your premier dealership for all things electric. We've cemented our reputation within the Chandler community as a dealership that values our customers and their unique needs.


Here's why you should choose us for your EV purchase:

Trusted Reputation
With decades of experience, Patriot CDJR of Chandler has earned a reputation as the premier dealership in the area. Our commitment to customer satisfaction shines through in everything we do. You can trust us to go the extra mile for your vehicle needs.

Dedicated EV Sales Staff
Our knowledgeable sales associates specialize in electric vehicles. They stay up to date on the latest EV tech and can match you with the perfect model for your needs. You'll get honest EV guidance with no pressure.

Exemplary Selection
With inventory constantly being updated, we offer the most needed electric vehicles in Chandler, OK. The best Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM electric models are stocked here. If we don't have it, we'll get it!

Service Center Expertise
Our expert technicians have all the advanced training to service electric vehicles properly. Routine maintenance, warranty repairs, recalls - you name it, we got it covered! Trust your EV to our capable service team.

Helpful Financing Options
We make it easy to get into the EV of your dreams. Our finance team helps find the best rates and terms when you purchase or lease your electric vehicle. Ask us about special EV promotional financing, too!

Comfortable Showroom
Relax in our modern showroom while you learn about the latest EV models. Test drive your favorite right from our lot! Check out our website to schedule a test drive at your convenience.

When it comes to electric vehicles, you can't beat the selection, service, and expertise offered at Patriot CDJR of Chandler. Visit us today to experience the EV advantage!

Drive Electric at Patriot CDJR of Chandler

We hope this guide has helped show you why now is a great time to go electric, especially when shopping at Patriot CDJR of Chandler. EVs offer clear advantages for your wallet, the planet, and everyday driving. 

If you're ready to experience these benefits firsthand, come take a test drive in one of our EVs today! Our team is standing by to answer all your questions and help you find the perfect electric vehicle.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Patriot CDJR of Chandler. Drive green and save some green with our great selection of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM electric models!

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