- Jeep has announced the new Wrangler Magneto Concept with an all-electric powertrain and a manual transmission gearbox.
- The company calls this a fully capable BEV capable of touching 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds and offering 273 lb./ft of torque.
- However, Jeep came short of providing more details on the Wrangler Magneto’s availability while there’s no word on whether the EV will even go into production.
Jeep has previously shown off a concept of the iconic Wrangler with an electric powertrain. Today the company announced the Jeep Wrangler Magneto Concept with an ambitious specs sheet, putting doubts over whether it will reach the markets anytime soon. Expectedly, there’s no ETA for this particular EV, but its hardware is pretty interesting, to say the least.
Here’s how the company describes it – “The Jeep Wrangler Magneto concept is a fully capable BEV that is stealthy, quiet, quick and an unmistakable rock-climbing force. Jeep brand engineers and designers have created a zero-emission vehicle with Jeep 4×4 capability that provides new levels of efficiency, environmental responsibility, and performance on- and off-road.”
It’s worth noting that the Magneto Concept was only one of a few concepts unveiled by Jeep, making us less hopeful of seeing it reaching stores or even going into production. The company says that the Jeep Wrangler Magneto Concept can hit 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds while delivering 273 lb./ft of torque.
This EV will not be built on a dedicated electric platform, which means that Jeep had to make some adjustments in this regard. The company mentions that it had to spread the batteries around the automobile to make this work. Another interesting revelation made by Jeep is that this EV will offer a manual transmission, a big shift from conventional automatic transmission EVs.
“The e-motor is connected to a six-speed manual transmission, creating a unique manual-electric powertrain with a clutch that operates as it would with an internal combustion engine. In quick-shift scenarios, the e-motor engages regen upon clutch engagement to prevent rev-hang,” the company said in a press release.
Here are some of the images shared by Jeep:
Unfortunately, Jeep didn’t give out details about bringing it to production, so it’s up to anyone’s guess at this point. What do you make of the Jeep Wrangler Magneto Concept?
Via: The Verge