Meet up with the Jeep Magneto 2.: an all-electric edition of the two-door Wrangler SUV that’ll be tackling the rugged terrain of Moab, Utah at the 2022 Easter Jeep Safari. The party is a staple of the off-roading calendar and now in its 56th calendar year of celebrating Jeeps of all sorts.
As the name implies, the Magneto 2. is an evolution of the zero-emissions rock-crawler notion that we noticed in 2021. It uses the exact battery setup as in advance of, with a complete of 70kWh of energy split over 4 independent packs situated around the vehicle. But Jeep has blended things up for 2022, with that battery now powering a solitary electrical motor pumping out 616bhp and 1,152Nm of torque – a lot more than three periods the torque of the unique Magneto.
The new Magento’s all-wheel-generate method nonetheless utilizes a conventional transfer situation and 6-speed guide gearbox, but the latter is now equipped with a shorter to start with equipment for improved rock-crawling capability. Electric powered power will make a ton of feeling in this terrain because of the instantaneous torque the motor can supply, and the truth you just cannot stall an EV, not like a combustion motor.
The Magneto 2. thought also functions a more robust strength regeneration environment for the powertrain that, in accordance to Jeep, features a “true a single-pedal driving experience”.
In phrases of overall performance, Jeep states the Magneto 2. is at the “strap in and hold on” stop of the spectrum, able of -60mph in two seconds on the street. Which is thanks to a new powertrain location that maintains the peak output of the battery for a burst of 10 seconds, which Jeep describes as “electronic nitrous oxide”.
The Magneto 2.0’s wheelbase is 12 inches for a longer period than the normal Wrangler’s and it attributes a 3-inch suspension raise package, in addition 40-inch off-road tyres mounted on 20-inch wheels. It is also fitted with weighty-duty axles, and light-weight entrance and rear bumpers, moreover carbon-fibre wheelarches to cut down bodyweight the place attainable.
Whilst the Magneto 2. is our best appear but at what a thoroughly electrical model of the legendary Wrangler could search like in the future, the 1st Jeep EV will be one thing extra household-welcoming. The US manufacturer confirmed previously this year that its initial electrical design will arrive in 2023, as effectively as revealing pictures of the compact crossover SUV that we assume will be a sister product to the Peugeot e-2008 and Vauxhall Mokka-e.
Two plug-in hybrid Jeep concepts will also be making an visual appeal at the 9-working day festival in Moab. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk PHEV is a a lot more hardcore model of the Grand Cherokee 4xe that’ll go on sale in the British isles later on this year, though the Jeep Birdcage is a four-door, open-prime variation of the Wrangler PHEV.