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post #1 of 22 Old 12-15-2019, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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All Electric Wrangler

Just read where Jeep (Fiat/Chrysler) will have an all electric Jeep by 2022, along with a hybrid and a gas powered one. Anyone consider buying one? I think it would be very heavy, but tons of torque. Mall Crawler?


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post #2 of 22 Old 12-15-2019, 10:41 AM
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I'd consider it for a mall crawler if I was looking

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Where did you read this? Link? Did it say Wrangler specifically, or just "Jeep"?
I don't see them doing an all-electric Wrangler. It's too old-school with it's box frame and solid axles. Electrifying it would mean a major re-design, which they just did with the JL.
I expect it would be either an all new model, or an existing smaller model like the Cherokee or more likely the Renegade
The Renegade is already available in all-electric in it's Fiat 500e variant, so this would seem to be the most likely candidate for an electric Jeep.

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Well, it'll be interesting to see how they handle this. AFAIK, there are no other dual solid axle, conventional frame, all-electric vehicles.

But hey, Ford announced the new platform all-electric 4-door hatchback Mustang Mach-E, so it's not that surprising I guess.

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No guarantees all of the full electric and hybrids will be available in all markets -- think of the diesel Wrangler that has been sold for years in Europe but not yet still here in North America.

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they all ready have a Fopar-hybrid Jl. battery Lipo under the jeep. with skid plate made of tin. that can not support the weight of the jeep. Lipo gets damaged, lipo catches on fire. Gets caked in mud, over heats< see latter. what can go wrong? Off road just about anything last thing i want is a damaged Lipo pack say halfway through the Dusy Ershim trail, then it catches fire spreads to the fuel tank. well at least we will be warm.......
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It's just a matter of time. Honestly, my commute is 8 miles each way so an electric vehicle is very doable. But that is something you DON'T want to be the first to jump into because who knows where the technology is going? I definitely think it's going to happen and become a mainstay. But will it be batteries, fuel cells, hybrids...?

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I'd love to have an all electric Wrangler. Being out in the woods with only the sound of your tires and a little bit of electric hum, you'd probably see a lot more wildlife.

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here you go. all electric jeep......


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Couple years ago at the Rubicon jamboree there was a Korean team with an all electric wrangler. Ran the rubicon just fine. They did have a couple of gas powered 5k generators to recharge it at rubicon springs however. A guy could put a gm electric crate under the hood and do his own conversion pretty easily too. I'd think the factory would have an even easier time of building one. https://www.hagerty.com/articles-vid...in-your-garage
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I'd love to have an all electric Wrangler. Being out in the woods with only the sound of your tires and a little bit of electric hum, you'd probably see a lot more wildlife.

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3.6 is rather quiet. Have had many people say they did not even know it was running. The only time it was loud was when the Valve issues that these had back when new. It sounded like an old VW that no one ever set the lash on.

On the Dusy ershem this year i was heading down the trail to Ershem lake about 20 miles in of the 33 total miles the trail is. few guys at the lake never heard us go by and its rough trail. Much harder then the Con is since 2013 when the removed all the hard stuff. Cons only last bit of trail good is the Wentworth to the Y and then the "Old sluice" that is after little sluice and the turn off to Indian trail that the Jams take to Buck island.

anyway at the end those guys caught up and asked how the heck i drove by them. The said they have never had a jeep go by and not be heard or seen..... Must the 12% Indian in me and the fact a stock Jk engine and exhaust 12+ is rather quite. I was in my recon mode too, slow and silent. I have ran the Con in snow too, wonder how the old Koreans would have fared? with out a pair of 5k genies...........

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Nothing more appealing than being out in the wilderness when the battery dies and no way to charge it. Another yuppie concept.

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Similar to being out in the middle of nowhere and running out of gas.

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Similar to being out in the middle of nowhere and running out of gas.
No, not really.
If in the middle of nowhere and you run out of gas, you can easily dump more in from a can. Can't quite do that with electricity. If you run out of juice, you're boned, plain and simple.

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