Cayman Automotive Leasing & Sales launched its latest 100 per cent electric powered car – the AMP Jeep Grand Cherokee – during a ride and drive event Tuesday, 4 February at the Cayman Motor Museum in West Bay.
The launch, attended by media, government members and invited guests, was the first time the SUV was being shown in the Caribbean and represents a further milestone for Cayman Automotive business partners John Felder and Paul Pellegrino, who led the charge to legalise electric vehicles in the Cayman Islands over the course of seven years.
The AMP Jeep Grand Cherokee is the first electric-powered SUV to be added to the fleet at Cayman Automotive and is available for purchase for between $65,000 and $70,000. Current models available include the compact Think City, the popular Wheego Electric and the Zero electric motorcycle.
Mr. Felder said that it feels great to be the exclusive representative in the Caribbean for the first full size electric SUV vehicle.
“We chose to bring the AMP Jeep Grand Charokee as we wanted to offer our customers a full size SUV and the Grand Charokee is one of the best selling SUVs in the US,” he said. “The car is awesome. Everyone who came out and took it for a test drive loved it.”
The Grand Cherokee offers all the luxury and features of the gas-combustion model, except with an electric motor, including five passenger seating, split-folding rear seats and flexible cargo space.
The SUV can be charged at home through a regular electrical outlet socket or at a number of charging stations across Grand Cayman, including at Camana Bay and the Cayman Motor Museum. A full charge, on which the Jeep can travel about 120 miles, takes about eight hours.