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All-electric Jeep Wrangler will head up prototypes debuting at the brand's big event in Moab, Utah


A preview of an all-electric Jeep Wrangler and a stunning resto-mod of a 1968 Commando compact pickup lead the list of concepts the SUV brand will unveil at the upcoming Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.

The annual event takes place March 27-April 4. The Easter Safari draws brand fans to the rugged canyons and buttes around Moab to enjoy their vehicles and see what new concept vehicles and aftermarket parts Jeep has cooked up for them.

Electrification and pickups, a pair of major ongoing trends for Jeep, will be front and center. The Safari took 2020 off due to COVID-19, so brand fans are also looking forward to a first look at upcoming production models like the Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid.

The Jeep® brand and Jeep Performance Parts team again join forces to create a lineup of custom-built concept vehicles to conquer the iconic trails in Moab, Utah, during the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari. Enthusiasts from all over the world will gather March 27 to April 4 in Moab for picturesque trail rides, technical off-roading and have a chance to experience the Jeep brand’s legendary 4x4 capability firsthand with four new concept vehicles, including (left to right) Jeep Red Bare, Jeep Magneto, Jeepster Beach and Jeep Orange Peelz.  

Jeep Magneto

Engineers ripped the guts out of a 2020 two-door Wrangler, replacing the engine and fuel tank with an electric motor and batteries.

The motor’s power is exactly the same as the gasoline Wrangler’s V6: 285 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque. Four lithium-ion battery packs have 70 kWh of power, running an 800-volt system. The batteries are distributed around the Wrangler’s chassis so there’s an equal amount of weight on each wheel.

The exterior of the Jeep® Magneto BEV concept features a Bright White color with Surf Blue accents, along with a heavy-duty performance hood with center scoop and custom decal, redesigned rear gate and dramatic full-width forward lighting. Custom Royal Blue and Black leather seats with Sapphire-colored inserts and straps, Surf Blue truck bed liner and Mopar slush mats give the Magneto’s interior design an electrified appearance.

The batteries and their controls are fully water-proof to maintain the Wrangler’s 30-inch water fording capability.

The four-wheel-drive Magneto has a six-speed manual transmission and clutch pedal, a pair of anachronisms we’re not likely to see often in production electric vehicles.

Jeep has a number of partially electric vehicles coming, including the Wrangler 4xe and plug-in hybrid versions of the new Grand Cherokee, Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs debuting later this year.


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