Battle of the Charging Stations: How do Jeep’s Solar-Powered EV Chargers Fare Against Rivian’s?

Follow along as we compare Jeep EV charging stations to Rivian’s Adventure Network. Which EV SUV brand comes out on top?
Written by Jason Crosby
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Oct 17, 2022
Picture this: You’re off-roading with your
Jeep
EV, surrounded by wilderness, and there’s not another car for miles. You notice that your EV’s battery is getting low, but you aren’t worried. Just around the bend, there’s a solar-powered Jeep charging station. This sounds like the future, but it’s actually the present day. 
Both Rivian and Jeep have solar-powered EV chargers, and inevitably, off-roaders will have the chance to compare both company’s chargers. How do they stack up against each other? You may also be wondering how your current car insurance coverage stacks up against the
cheaper options
Jerry could help you find—take a look today. 

Jeep’s charging stations are isolated 

According to
Electrek
, Jeep’s parent company, Stellantis, announced in early 2022 that they would be installing solar-powered
Jeep charging stations
. These stations would be placed at Badge of Honor trails in an effort to promote Jeep’s new hybrid model. 
The charging stations can be used by any EV, but only Jeeps can use them for free. Also notable is that Jeep chargers will only be available at 18 trail locations for now—not in other, more urban areas. Jeep users will face another setback when charging: these Jeep charging stations will only feature Level 2 charging speeds. 

Rivian’s Adventure Network is more advanced than Jeep’s charging stations 

Compared to the 18 Jeep charging stations available across the U.S., Rivian plans on an expected 3,500 Level 3 fast-chargers across 600 North American locations. These charging stations will compose what is known as the Adventure Network. 
Like Jeep’s charging stations, Rivian also wants to install charging spots along popular trails and off-roading areas, they’ll just have a lot more of them—at least for the time being. One of the best things about Rivian’s Adventure Network is that their chargers run on 100% renewable energy and all deliver a charging output of around 200 kW. 
The Rivian fast-chargers will be exclusively for Rivian owners, but slower Level 2 chargers will also be broadly available for other cars. 

Why aren’t Jeep’s charging stations spread out across the country? 

Right now, both Jeep and Rivian are really the only EV makers who are focusing on placing charging stations in off-roading areas. But Rivian is exclusively an EV company, whereas Jeep has only just started making them, and with a plug-in hybrid, at that. 
That’s why they aren’t focusing on building a national network right now: there are simply no
Jeep EVs
to use them yet. But having the charging stations set up at specific, popular spots will help increase their brand visibility and awareness surrounding Jeep’s new hybrid model.  

Eliminate the hassle of finding affordable off-road insurance—use the Jerry app

Jeep charging stations are few and far between, for now. But great deals on car insurance with the
Jerry
app are easy to find. The savings keep coming even after Jerry finds you great insurance at the lowest price. Before every policy renewal period, you’ll be presented with new competitive quotes, which means you’ll always have the best coverage at the best price. If you want to switch policies, that’s fine! Jerry can help cancel your old policy.
icon
Compare Car Insurance Quotes For Free
Jerry automatically shops for your insurance before every renewal. Members save $872/year.
rating primary
4.7/5
Rating on App Store
Start saving money!
12,000+ Reviews
Trusted by 3.5M car owners like you
National General
Allstate
AAA
Aig
Chubb
ClearCover
CSE
Dairyland
DirectAuto
Elephant Auto Insurance
Kemper
Libertymutual
Gainsco
Mapfre
Mercury Auto
Metromile
Nationwide
Plymouth Rock
Progressive
State Auto
Safeco
Travelers
Metlife
Bristol West
National General
Allstate
AAA
Aig
Chubb
ClearCover
CSE
Dairyland
DirectAuto
Elephant Auto Insurance
Kemper
Libertymutual
Gainsco
Mapfre
Mercury Auto
Metromile
Nationwide
Plymouth Rock
Progressive
State Auto
Safeco
Travelers
Metlife
Bristol West

You might also be interested

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

√
No long forms
√
No spam or unwanted phone calls
√
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings — it's 100% free