Chrysler Unveils Three Year Price Protection Program for Regular Gas and Diesel Fuel at $2.99 Per Gallon
In a bold stab at beating high gas prices, Chrysler has introduced "Let's Refuel America," a program that locks in the price of regular gas, E85, or diesel fuel for 3 years at $2.99 per gallon for consumers who buy select vehicles.
Buyers who opt for this program, instead of a cash rebate, will be given refueling cards tied to a credit card. They will only pay $2.99 per gallon when they fill up their trucks, with Chrysler paying the difference.
The rebate will be limited to a maximum of 12,000 miles worth of fuel annually, based on the vehicle's EPA mileage estimate.
What's interesting is that the deal includes diesel-powered Dodge Ram Heavy Duty pickups, which are not required to carry EPA fuel efficiency estimates. With national diesel fuel prices averaging $4.239 per gallon, according to AAA, a Dodge Ram owner with a Cummins engine could save $3,747, if Chrysler estimates average fuel economy at 12 mpg.
Let's Refuel America cardholders can also use the card to fill up other vehicles in their personal fleet, up to the 12,000-mile limit. However, diesel card holders can only fill up with diesel, and regular gas card holders will be charged extra if they fill up with mid-grade or premium gasoline. If a cardholder sells their vehicle before the 36-month time period is up, they can still continue to use the card for the remainder of the three-year period.
The following vehicles are eligible for Chrysler's Let’s Refuel America program:
The following vehicles are not eligible for the Let’s Refuel America program: All SRT models, Dodge Viper, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Ram Chassis Cab, Chrysler Crossfire, Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Sprinter.