It wasn’t long ago that Jeep released the Jeep 4xe, a hybrid platform Wrangler that utilizes both a battery reserve and gas.
What was once thought an impossibility for the Jeep brand became a reality thanks to the large shift to move more electric and expend clean energy in the automotive industry.
Now, Jeep is doing the truly unthinkable, and hints are pointing that the American off-road brand may fully commit to an all-electric variant of its widely popular Wrangler model.
Back in March, during the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari, a mysterious gas-free Jeep Wrangler concept was unveiled under the moniker Jeep Magneto. And now, many believe the Magneto will lay the foundation for an eventual all-electric Wrangler model.
For Jeep, the move to all-electric would be a monumental step to reduce carbon emissions and entice other makers in the sector to join them.
On the outside, the Jeep Magneto mirrors the 2020 2-door Rubicon chassis and comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission and custom axial flux electric motor.
The concept vehicle boasts impressive figures that place the battery setup on the same level as the Jeep’s Pentastar V6 engine. The Magneto’s four Webasto air-cooled lithium-ion battery packs generate 285 horsepower and 273-lb-ft of torque.
Considering this is the automaker’s first crack at producing an all-electric Wrangler, the Magneto puts up a respectable 6.8 second 0-60mph time.
The EV also features 35-inch mud-terrain tires, and a JPP 2-inch lift mod.
Future for a Fully Electric Jeep Wrangler
An all-electric Jeep Wrangler variant bodes very well for the brand as the benefits include instant acceleration and torque, power figures that are important for getting out of mud pits and climbing the hardest of terrain.
While fast chargers are not as abundant as the electric community would like, the addition of a fully electric Wrangler could provide the necessary boost to entice faster charger implementation across the network.
On the bright side, Wrangler drivers would never have to worry about stopping by a gas station ever again.
Concept to Production
Although the Magneto is still a concept, the fact that Jeep allowed it to make a public appearance in the desert shows the brand’s commitment to going green in the future. Rumors suggest that Jeep could officially launch a production-ready EV Wrangler sometime in 2022.
It won’t be long until the off-road community can have a piece of history via an all-electric Jeep.
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