Jeep is working hard on electrifying its line-up, with the Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid on sale abroad and comparable 4xe variations of the Grand Cherokee, Compass and Renegade coming quickly. Actually, the American off-road model desires to have its complete line-up electrified to plug-in hybrid ranges by 2025.
On high of this, Jeep has simply confirmed the existence of a totally electrical Wrangler, the primary of its variety for the producer, set to debut in March.
The electrical Wrangler confirmed its nostril on a brand new net web page that went dwell throughout Jeep’s Tremendous Bowl industrial over the weekend, referred to as The Road Ahead.
Dotted with PR wordplay about how Jeep continues to be American, free-spirited and made out of smelted eagles or one thing, the electrical Wrangler is just a few scrolls down, considerably surprisingly sitting in plain sight.
In the intervening time, it’s merely referred to as ‘Wrangler BEV Idea’ and its entry on the web page incorporates a quick video morphing between a darkish Wrangler physique with a full-width LED mild bar on the entrance and a cutaway exhibiting an electrical powertrain.
It’s onerous to inform nevertheless it seems to be like there are a number of battery packs with one motor mounted on the entrance axle. We will additionally see a mechanical transmission and switch case, which seems to be a bit misplaced amongst all of the cables and electrical gubbins.
That is fascinating as a result of most different producers go for including one other motor to the rear axle to allow all-wheel or four-wheel drive. We’ll wait and see if the extra conventional resolution to off-roading works, although.
No different info was provided, aside from it will likely be a part of Jeep’s exhibiting on the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, which runs from March 28 to April 3 this 12 months.