NORTH CAROLINA, 29 June 2023: Leith Chrysler Jeep, a leading Chrysler and Jeep dealership in Raleigh, North Carolina, is tripling the number of electric vehicles charging stations on its site in preparation for increased demand for electric vehicle servicing in late 2023 and early 2024.
New Charging Stations
The dealership currently has two electric vehicle charging stations, but will soon install an additional six, supplied by Michigan-based Future Energy. The new stations will include a mix of regular and fast chargers.
Stellantis, the parent company of Chrysler and Jeep, has plans to release several new hybrid and electric vehicle models over the next few years, including a hybrid version of the full-size Wagoneer SUV, the all-electric Jeep Recon and the Chrysler Airflow. According to Jeep, the hybrid 4xe versions of its models are among the best-selling SUVs in North America.
In addition to adding new charging stations, Leith Chrysler Jeep is also investing in specialized training and education for technicians, as well as additional investments in specialized tools and equipment.
“Many independent service locations have indicated they are not willing or able to make the investment to upgrade their facilities to service these types of vehicles,” says General Manager Paul Williams. “Adding the additional chargers and infrastructure necessary to service more electric vehicles is an important prerequisite to prepare us to handle an increased number of existing hybrid vehicles and those expected in the near future.”
“We want to make sure that we are prepared to service the growing number of electric vehicles on the road,” says Williams. “By investing in new charging stations and training our technicians, we are ensuring that we can provide our customers with the best possible service.”
Leith Chrysler Jeep is a family-owned business that has been serving central North Carolina for over 50 years. The dealership has been named the #1 place to buy a vehicle in the Raleigh Metro area for six years running according to a Marshall Marketing survey. With 38 franchise locations throughout the state, Leith is committed to providing its customers with the best possible experience.