• Jeep All Set To Debut The Wrangler EV Concept Next Month

The automaker will showcase the concept version of its first fully-electric vehicle at the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari

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Until a few years back, there was an unsaid notion that hatches and sedans would be electrified first (the urban commuters) and off-roaders would evolve at the end. But, that is definitely not the scene right now. Back in September 2020, Jeep introduced the Wrangler 4xe, a plug-in hybrid version of the standard Wrangler. Now the automaker has confirmed the concept electric version of the Wrangler on its “Road Ahead” site and it will be presented at the Easter Jeep Safari that’s scheduled to start on March 28, 2021.

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The minisite on Jeep’s website officially confirms the existence of an all-electric Wrangler. Although Jeep will be unveiling just a concept version, for now, we could get a fairly good idea of what to expect when the real deal will arrive a few years down the line. Jeep mentioned that it plans to reveal this Wrangler BEV concept as part of the Jeep concept vehicles at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.

There is no information available at this moment, but the teaser image shows that the Wrangler will retain its iconic shape and design without any drastic aesthetic changes. It even has a body-on-frame setup like the current model.

Another diagram shows the architecture and you can see a single-motor setup with perhaps a two-speed transfer case there.

It is unlikely that Jeep will offer only a single motor-setup on the Wrangler EV. Expect this to be a base model setup and two motors in the higher trims. You can see multiple battery modules, too, but there is no information on their capacities.

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After skimping out on last year’s Easter Jeep Safari, the automaker is returning to this year’s event with this Wrangler BEV Concept. The year before that, Jeep brought six different Gladiator-based concept trucks, but there was no Wrangler. So, this will some sort of a homecoming event for the off-roader. A solar-powered charging station will also be showcased this time. The 2021 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah is scheduled to be held from March 28, 2021, to April 3, 2021.

Source: Jeep

Sidd Dhimaan
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