Low Emission Vehicles (LEVs) are defined as vehicles that minimize or eliminate the use of fossil fuel (gasoline and diesel). These include a range of vehicles from multiple manufacturers that rely solely-or in part-on rechargeable electric technology to power the vehicle.

LEVs accomplish low emission levels through the use of fuel cells such as hydrogen, or by electrifying the vehicle, which are referred to as Electrified Vehicles, or EVs for short. The term "EV" is used throughout this web page to define any of the various vehicle types that use battery-powered electric motors to propel, or help propel, the vehicle.

EVs offer four primary advantages over ICE vehicles:

  • Efficiency - On average, internal combustion engines are only 30% efficient. By comparison, electric motors are up to 95% efficient and have zero impact on the environment, while ICE vehicles release noxious pollutants into the atmosphere.
  • Simplicity in Design and Maintenance - Electric motors have fewer moving parts. From an electromagnetic point of view there aren't many differences between a simple bike dynamo and a modern electric motor. The simplicity of design results in improved reliability and streamlined maintenance needs.
  • Immediate Torque Delivery - Unlike an internal combustion engine, that needs to be maintained in a certain range of engine revolutions to deliver the right torque, electric motor torque is at its maximum already, beginning at 0 (zero) rpm. Impressive torque response is an important feature to point out to customers during the test drive.
  • Energy Recovery - A big advantage of electric motors is the ability to recover energy. During deceleration the motor becomes a generator and can re-transform mechanical energy into electricity. This is accomplished with on-board regenerative braking technology.

Another advantage of the electric motor is that the energy flow can be bidirectional. When powered by electricity, an electric motor generates mechanical energy by movement, but if dragged-e.g., during deceleration-it becomes a generator and can retransform mechanical energy into electric. This energy is sent to the battery to increase its state of charge and can be used later on, maximizing the overall efficiency.


EVs are divided into two categories: Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicles. There are several types of Hybrid vehicles, categorized as follows.

  • Mild Hybrid Vehicle (MHEV)
    A Hybrid Electric Vehicle combines a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) that runs on fuel with an electric motor and battery. The electric motor supports the internal combustion engine (ICE) in the vehicle. In a Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle, the motor alone is not capable of powering the vehicle. This category includes a variety of technologies, so the available functions differ from model to model. Typical advantages include smooth restarts when using Engine Stop/Start technology, as well as the benefits of regenerative braking.

  • Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
    The Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), also referred to as a Full Hybrid also uses both a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) and an electric motor. The Hybrid Electrical Vehicle can be driven on electric power only for short distances (up to approximately 1-2 miles) before switching to the internal combustion engine. There are no plugs or cables for external charging.

  • Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV)
    A type of hybrid vehicle, the Plug-In Hybrid also features an ICE and electric motor but has a battery with higher storage capacity. This combination provides better All-Electric Range than traditional hybrids. The PHEV is charged by plugging it into the electric grid at home or at public charging stations, and with on-board regenerative braking. The PHEV can be driven in pure EV mode for around 30 miles (depending on the battery capacity).

    PHEVs also enjoy the benefits of regenerative braking to help recharge the battery. And keep in mind, even if the battery power is depleted, the customer can still drive the vehicle using the ICE running on gasoline.

  • Range Extended Electric Vehicle (REEV)
    The Range Extended Electric Vehicle (REEV) features an extended range in electric mode thanks to a small ICE that acts as a pure generator. Propulsion is fully electric, and the ICE is only used to charge the battery through a direct coupling with a dedicated generator. The battery is charged by regenerative braking, from a power grid and by the ICE. The electric motor drives the wheels almost all of the time, but the ICE can contribute to propulsion at highway speeds when the battery is depleted.
  • Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)
    This type of vehicle works on electric energy stored in the battery. An electric motor powered from the stored electricity drives the vehicle. Recharging the battery is accomplished by plugging it into the electric grid at home or public charging stations, plus on-board regenerative braking. BEVs provide available torque at zero rpm giving them exceptional acceleration. By locating the heavy traction battery in the floor of the vehicle, it lowers the center of gravity lower, resulting in limited body roll and greater comfort.

Ram 1500 REV - Coming 2024

Ram Truck Brand Reveals Highly Anticipated All-new, All-electric Ram 1500 REV in 60-Second 'Premature Electrification' Big Game Commercial, Opens Up Online Reservations

February 13, 2023

"The Ram Truck brand unveiled its highly anticipated all-new Ram 1500 REV battery-electric truck for the first time today as part of the brand's Big Game efforts. The commercial also signaled the official opening of customer reservations for a place in line to per-order the truck at RamRev.com.

The 60-second commercial, "Premature Electrification," which will air early in the fourth quarter of tonight's (February 12) game, was released early today across Ram's social media channels. The spot features Emmy-nominated actor Jason Jones ("The Detour," "The Flight Attendant," "The Daily Show") as he addresses head-on some potential electrification anxieties that consumers may have about purchasing an all-electric vehicle, including range, power and payload.

"We created this commercial to speak directly to Ram truck owners and potential truck owners to bring some lighthearted humor to the high-tech, EV conversation, which rightfully takes itself very seriously," said Olivier Francois, global chief marketing officer, Stellantis. "As we open reservations today for a place in line to pre-order the all-electric Ram 1500 REV, we wanted to directly address any potential concerns about EV truck ownership using an approach that we believe will resonate with our truck-buying consumers. The intent of the spot is to let our buyers know that we have listened to their concerns as part of our dialogue with them over the last several years as we prepare to introduce the all-electric Ram 1500 REV to the market in 2024."

"The Ram brand has redefined the pickup truck segment before, and will once again with its all-new Ram 1500 REV," said Mike Koval Jr., Ram brand CEO - Stellantis. "We believe in bringing the right range of powertrain solutions to our customers, and the Ram 1500 REV will be the first in a lineup of electrified solutions that will add to our current award-winning truck lineup. We are on an exciting electrification journey that will see Ram push past the competition in areas customers care about the most: range, payload, towing and charge time."

With reservations opening for a place in line to pre-order the all-electric Ram 1500 REV today, it is paramount for the brand that Ram 1500 REV buyers have the same level of confidence in their Ram truck purchase that they've always held for the brand. As the Ram brand's award-winning lineup expands to include the all-new, all-electric Ram 1500 REV, the brand is giving its owners more choices than ever to fit their individual truck needs, with the intention to deliver the right EV truck at the right time.

In addition to the debut of the all-new, all-electric Ram 1500 REV, the Ram brand kicked off the Rev Insider+ paid membership program. For a one-time $100 refundable fee, the program unlocks privileges that include a chance to reserve a place in line for pre-order and exclusive access to events, news, and information about the Ram 1500 REV (fees are refundable up until the Rev Insider+ paid member is notified by Ram via the email provided at sign up that the Ram 1500 REV has become available for early access pre-order). Consumers can learn more about becoming part of the Ram Revolution today by visiting RamRev.com.

With the first appearance of the all-new, all-electric Ram 1500 REV, "Premature Electrification" continues the Ram Truck brand's electrified journey, redefining the pickup truck segment. Ram's commitment to adding electrification solutions to its portfolio supports the Stellantis Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan to lead the way the world moves by delivering innovative, clean, safe and affordable mobility solutions.

"Premature Electrification" was created by the Ram Truck brand in partnership with Chicago-based agency Highdive and award-winning director Ric Cantor and was produced by Interrogate."

Freedom is Electric

Two Decades of Rubicon: Jeep® Brand Reveals 20th Anniversary Editions of 2023 Wrangler Rubicon 4xe and 2023 Wrangler Rubicon 392

February 9, 2023

"The Jeep® brand is proudly celebrating 20 years of the game-changing Wrangler Rubicon at the 2023 Chicago Auto Show with the Wrangler Rubicon 20th Anniversary editions, the most capable Wranglers yet.

Available on both the 2023 Wrangler Rubicon 4xe and 2023 Wrangler Rubicon 392, the Rubicon 20th Anniversary editions each deliver the Wrangler Rubicon's legendary go-anywhere capability and unequaled spirit of freedom and adventure, designed to tackle the trail they're named after straight from the Toledo (Ohio) Assembly Complex.

"Twenty years ago, a small group of enthusiastic Jeep engineers affectionately known as the 'Lunatic Fringe,' with grit and determination and their personal credit cards, designed, engineered and developed the most capable Wrangler yet - the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon - and overdelivered on everyone's expectations because they knew it was what Jeep customers wanted," said Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America. "Today the Rubicon model represents about a quarter of overall Wrangler sales, with more than 700,000 sold worldwide, and include the electrified Rubicon 4xe, the best-selling and most capable PHEV in America. That same spirit of determination and ingenuity that led to the creation of the Wrangler Rubicon lives on in these new 20th anniversary special editions, which for the first time, bring available 37s to the Wrangler, providing unmatched capability."

The limited run of 2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe 20th Anniversary and 2023 Wrangler Rubicon 392 20th Anniversary, available for order this month, are priced at a starting U.S. manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $69,585 and $90,895, respectively (all prices exclude $1,795 destination charge). Production of the Rubicon 20th anniversary models is scheduled to begin at the Toledo (Ohio) Assembly Complex this quarter, with vehicles arriving in dealerships in Q2 of 2023.

Rubicon electrified

The 2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe 20th Anniversary, based on the Rubicon 4xe model and powered by a 375-horsepower 470-lb.-ft. plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain, delivers 21 miles of all-electric range, 49 MPGe and a nearly silent off-road experience. Bolstering the lineup of the Wrangler 4xe, America's best-selling plug-in hybrid, the extensive equipment list of the Wrangler Rubicon 4xe 20th Anniversary special edition includes:

  • New interpretation of the iconic Jeep brand seven-slot grille
  • 20th Anniversary hood decals in electric blue theme
  • 20th Anniversary swing gate plaque
  • 20th Anniversary shifter medallion
  • Half-inch suspension lift delivering:
    • 32 inches water fording (+ 0.5 inch)
    • 11.2 inches ground clearance (+ 0.4 inch)
  • Triple hoop grille guard
  • Steel bumpers (winch-capable front)
  • 33-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires
  • 17-by-7.5-inch beadlock-capable wheels
  • 83-piece tool kit with canvas bag
  • Integrated front off-road camera
  • Heavy-duty steel rock sliders
  • Gorilla glass windshield
  • Unique red-and-black leather seats
  • Red leather-wrapped instrument panel bolster
  • Auxiliary switches
  • All-weather slush mats"


EVs are less expensive than people realize, and there are a number of factors contributing to bringing down the net cost of Electrified Vehicles. Electrified Vehicles do tend to have higher MSRPs than non-EVs, but the key is to look at the overall cost of ownership, which forecasts to be in favor of EVs. Lower maintenance and operating costs bring down the overall cost of ownership over the long term. Also, and iRS tax rebate up to $7,500 is available for eligible customers on eligible vehicles. Various state and local incentives, where applicable, also bring the cost down.
  • Government Policies - Government continues to be supportive of EVs in the push for clean energy.
  • Tax Credits - The IRS allows up to $7,500 in tax credits for the purchase of qualified EVs to help offset the costs. *Customer should consult their tax advisor to see if they qualify.
  • Local Incentives - Many state and local governments offer tax breaks and incentives for EVs or related charging equipment.
  • Increasing Sales - Increasing sales volume is helping spread EV research and development costs, and lower MSRPs.

As a general rule EV drivers tend to save on fuel costs compared to gas-powered vehicles. Based on national averages, charging an EV averages 3-4 cents per mile, compared with 5-30 cents per mile for gasoline. This assumes home charging as public charging adds additional fees. Owners can generally save by charging at home overnight due to lower off-peak rates. Public charging stations will often charge fees, and electricity rates may vary across the country.
EV batteries are built to last many years and have a longer warranty than other vehicles components. Stellantis EV batteries are covered by warranty for 10years/150,000 miles (in zero-emission states) or 8 years/100,000 miles (in non-zero emission states). Currently the industry average for EV battery replacement for out-of warranty batteries is about $5,500.
  • Battery Longevity - EV batteries are built to last many years and can be recharged many thousands of times. The lithium-ion battery in Stallantis PHEV will likely outlive most laptop computers, clothes dryers and microwave ovens.
  • Battery Warranty - EV batteries are mandated by law to have a minimum warranty coverage of 8 years/100,000 miles.
  • Battery Evolution - As battery development and research continue, batteries are continuing to improve in terms of cost and range. For example, Stellantis recently announced a goal of lowering battery costs by 40% by 2024.
You can charge an EV at home using a Level 1 or Level 2 charger. Most EVs come with a portable Level 1 cord-set, so no additional charging equipment is required. While this is the simplest method, it takes the most time to charge a battery. Level 2 charging uses a 240-volt electrical service (typical in residential setting, for example a clothes dryer outlet). Level 2 charging stations should always be installed by a licensed electrician.

Public charging stations typically use level @ or DC fast charging.
There are several ways to find public charging stations that feature Level 2 charging.
  • Uconnect 5 Navigation system
  • Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Mobile App
  • Brand Websites
Search for "charging station near me" using the available Nav system.
Third party apps are also available.
Stellantis EVs go through the same grueling test regimen as comparable ICE vehicles. This includes a battery of federally mandated safety tests called Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). Stellantis EVs are subject to additional EV-specific test standards for the unique EV components such as the electric motor and high voltage battery.

Find the Hybrid or Electric vehicle to meet you needs at our Easton, MD dealership.
Are you looking for the latest in technology, environmental friendly, high performing, and safe vehicles? If so Fred Frederick Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is the right choice for new or used cars, trucks, and SUVs on Delmarva. We have been serving Maryland and Delaware for nearly 30 years with award winning customer service while providing some of the industries most capable and reliable vehicles. We've offered gas and diesel drive-train options for decades and are excited to expand our offering of Plug-in Electric, Hybrid, and soon to come fully Electric Vehicles. If you're ready to try the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, Wrangler 4xe, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, or are looking forward to the 2024 Ram 1500 REV we are ready and eager to help.


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