Why Choose Electrified Vehicles


For over a century, vehicles ran exclusively on gasoline. However, times are changing fast. Electric and hybrid cars are slowly but surely taking over the market. Sales of electric vehicles are skyrocketing, with more and more people making the switch every day. In fact, EV sales increased by 35% from 2022 to 2023 alone! It’s clear that the future of transportation is electric.

At Marshall CDJR, we are at the forefront of this revolution. We’ve got an impressive selection of the latest and greatest electrified vehicles from the top automakers in America. Our goal is to be the premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership in Crittenden, KY, for your next electric or hybrid vehicle.

This guide will overview everything you need to know about EVs, PHEVs, and HEVs. Let’s get you electrified!

What is The Difference Between EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs?

When considering an electrified vehicle, you must first understand the available types. The main categories are all-electric EVs, hybrid HEVs, and plug-in hybrid PHEVs.

Electric Vehicles (EV)

Electric vehicles run entirely on electricity stored in a battery pack. They have an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine. EVs use a battery pack to power this electric motor and make the wheels turn.

You simply plug them in to charge, either at home or at a public charging station. Pure EVs produce zero direct emissions, making them better for the environment. The range per charge depends on battery size, varying from 100 miles to over 400.

Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV)

Next, we have hybrid electric vehicles or HEVs. These offer the best of both worlds—they have a gas engine and an electric motor working together in harmony. The battery packs in HEVs are generally smaller since electricity is meant to assist the gas engine, not fully power the vehicle.

Regenerative braking helps recharge the battery on the go. Hybrid vehicles have excellent fuel efficiency but aren’t strictly zero-emission.

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) can drive on just electricity for shorter distances but have gas engines for longer trips. As you may have guessed by the name, these are similar to regular hybrids, but with one key difference – you can plug them in to charge the battery, just like an EV.

Once the battery is depleted, the gas engine takes over. As such, many people will use the battery to make short trips around town and let the gas engine do its thing during longer trips.

Everything You Need to Know About Charging An EV

Remember the first time you had to pump gas on your own? It was maybe a bit nerve-wracking, like most first times in life. For some people, the idea of charging an electric vehicle can be just as intimidating. It sounds complicated, time-consuming, and just not worth the effort.

In reality, there’s no need for stress. Charging an EV is simple, convenient, and inexpensive. There are three standard electric charger levels:

  • 120V (Level 1): This is your standard household outlet. It’s the slowest way to charge an EV, but it gets the job done if you’re charging overnight or don’t need a lot of range.
  • 240V (Level 2): Slightly more powerful, it charges faster than Level 1, usually adding around 25 miles of range per hour. Most public charging stations are Level 2.
  • DC Fast Charging (Level 3): This is the next big thing in the EV world. It can add up to 100 miles of range in just 30 minutes! You’ll find these at dedicated charging stations along major highways.

The customer service team at our Marshall CDJR dealership we’re happy to address any concerns and ensure you know how to charge properly.

4 Benefits of Driving Electric

We get it—leaving behind your gas-powered vehicle can be tough, especially if that’s all you’ve ever known. But trust us, there are so many incredible reasons to switch to an electrified ride. Let us count the ways!

Here are four top reasons to go electric:

Save the Planet

This should be everyone’s number one reason to switch to an electrified vehicle. Climate change is a severe problem, and transportation is a significant contributor. Transportation accounts for around 29% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Every electric vehicle on the road reduces that figure.

EVs produce no direct exhaust emissions, while hybrids cut emissions in half. Silent electric motors also reduce noise pollution, which is great for the surrounding wildlife. We all need to do our part to reduce the effects of climate change, and driving electric is one way to do just that.

Instant Acceleration

We all love a good thrill behind the wheel. And when it comes to instant acceleration, EVs are the ultimate thrill ride!

Electric motors provide lightning-fast acceleration. Gas-powered engines require combustion to get going. Even if that reaction is done very quickly, there is still a buffer period. Electric motors provide instant torque the moment you press the accelerator. That means no lag, no delay—just pure, exhilarating speed.

EVs routinely reach 60 mph from zero in under 5 seconds. We can confidently say that driving one of our electrified models will redefine your perception of quickness!

Easy to Budget

A few years ago, EVs were pricier than comparable gas models. While that’s still somewhat true (although the gap is closing), you can recoup those costs quickly. For starters, many government incentives exist for buying an electrified vehicle. In the US, you could be eligible for up to $7,500 in federal tax credits, plus additional state and local incentives.

And let’s not forget about all the money you’ll save at the pump. Electricity prices are far cheaper per mile compared to gas prices.

Low Maintenance

To piggyback on the previous section, you’ll also spend a lot less on maintenance with an electrified vehicle. With fewer internal components and no engine oil, spark plugs, or transmission fluid to worry about, your vehicle stays in top shape for longer.

Fewer parts also mean fewer things that can break down and leave you stranded on the side of the road. With an EV or hybrid, you can spend less time at the service center and more time enjoying the open road.

Electrified Vehicles Available at Marshall CDJR

If you’re sold on joining the EV revolution, Marshall CDJR offers an exciting lineup of electrified vehicles. Here are some of our most popular electric and hybrid models:


  • Jeep Wrangler 4xe

    Jeep Wrangler 4xe

    The Jeep Wrangler 4xe pairs world-class off-road capability with plug-in hybrid efficiency. Wrangler’s legendary performance isn’t compromised one bit. In fact, the instant torque from its electric motor enhances traction. With a total driving range of 370 miles, the Wrangler 4xe is ready for any adventure, no matter how far. And with its high-tech off-roading features like the class-exclusive Sky One-Touch Power Top, you can enjoy open-air freedom at the push of a button.

  • jeep grand cherokee 4xe

    Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

    Next, we have the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe (pronounced “four-by-e”.) This plug-in hybrid offers unmatched capability and luxury. The 2.0L Turbo Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle engine and 17-kWh lithium-ion battery pack provide 25 miles of pure electric range and 57 MPGe. The luxurious interior features a next-gen Uconnect 5 system on a responsive touchscreen. And that is linked to a McIntosh sound system with 950 watts of sound through 19 custom-built speakers and a subwoofer.

  • Dodge Hornet

    Dodge Hornet

    If a need for speed is what you’re after, the Dodge Hornet might be a better choice for you. This bold compact SUV comes standard as a plug-in hybrid, signaling Dodge’s electrified future. One of the quickest SUVs on the market, it can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 128 mph. But the Hornet isn’t just fast – it’s also drop-dead gorgeous. With its sleek, muscular design and available Blacktop Package, you’ll turn heads wherever you go.

    And did we mention the paddle shifters? Yep, the Hornet is fully equipped, so you can take control of your driving experience and feel like a proper race car driver.

  • Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid

    Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

    Our award-winning Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid is perfect for families. With seating for up to seven and ample cargo room, this spacious minivan tackles road trips or shuttles kids in comfort. When combining electric and gas power, it delivers 82 MPGe and a total range of 520 miles. The Pacifica also comes loaded with 115 standard and available safety and technology features to protect your precious passengers.

  • Ram 1500 with ETorque

    Ram 1500 with ETorque

    Finally, we have the workhorse of the bunch. The award-winning Ram 1500 pickup now comes with ETorque mild hybrid technology for even more capability and savings at the pump. Ram’s exclusive eTorque system blends performance and efficiency through a belt-driven motor generator unit. This adds a bonus 130 lb-ft of torque to the truck’s legendary 5.7L HEMI V8 engine for greater towing muscle.

    Whether you’re using your Ram 1500 for work or play, it can handle anything you throw at it up to 11,360 lbs.


Visit Marshall CDJR to See Our Full Lineup of EVs, Hybrids, and PHEVs

You are now an expert on all things electrified. We invite you to visit Marshall CDJR to see our entire inventory, including EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs, up close and personal. Our finance experts can explain purchase and lease options, incentives, charging solutions, and more. They’ll ensure you get the exact vehicle to fit your lifestyle.

For any maintenance needs down the road, our service department stands ready. Contact us today to schedule your test drive in one of our many electrified models!


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