There is a new Magneto coming to Easter Jeep Safari this year, and it’s not the 1 performed by Sir Ian McKellan. It’s not Michael Fassbender, both. Very last year Jeep showed off a battery-electric powered Wrangler with a 285 horsepower motor from Webasto and 70 kWh of battery shoved where ever it would healthy. Interestingly, it still showcased its manufacturing unit handbook gearbox and selectable assortment with offered 2WD, 4-superior, and 4-very low. Which is unorthodox, since in contrast to usual 4-wheel travel BEVs, it wasn’t achieved with a motor at every stop, but rather a transfer case and common axles.
On Thursday Jeep teased a Magneto 2. ahead of EJS this yr, presumably which means the business would be bringing a second model of the product. There is no telling particularly how this one particular will be run, but I’d soar to the uncomplicated summary that this will be a more well-rounded BEV that can take whole advantage of electrical propulsion. I’d be expecting one thing with more electrical power output, and extra motors. Irrespective of whether that is accomplished with just one motor at each and every axle, or one motor at each wheel as Rivian does, we can’t be confident until finally the automobile is unveiled.
The teaser image, over, looks to clearly show carbon fiber flat fenders, and a substantial ability bulge on the hood. It is feasible that this will be a extra electricity-and-acceleration-oriented electrical Wrangler. Vehicles like the Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer are striving to assert good electric powered off-street chops, as effectively as speedy on-street acceleration, so if Jeep were to convey out some thing that was lighter, faster, and far more trail-rated than either of all those, it could be a massive stage in the EV way that Stellantis has set out for its manufacturers.
Absolutely these types of a Wrangler would not be low cost to create for public usage, but that doesn’t imply it can not be produced as a a person-off for EJS fairly conveniently to drum up pleasure and gauge purchaser sentiment towards an electrical Wrangler.
I, for a single, presently love the notion.