Jeep has created the Wrangler Magneto concept – a fully capable electric 4×4 that is quiet, fast and environment friendly.
This high performance off-roader is based on two-door 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Magneto is equipped with a custom-built axial flux electric motor that operates up to 6,000 rpm. The electric power plant is mated-to a six-speed manual transmission with a clutch quite similar ton an internal combustion engine.
The electric motor is capable enough to produce 285 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. (370 Nm) of torque. Magneto’s powertrain is calibrated to emulate the driving experience of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 of the Rubicon in terms of power delivery and response.
Magneto achieves the 0-100 Kmph drag in 6.8 seconds. Jeep Magneto’s e-Motor is fed by an 800V, 70 kWh four battery packs. The lithium-ion batteries are distributed around the Wrangler to balance weight on the four wheels. One pack replaces the Wrangler’s mid-ship fuel tank, another is mounted opposite the fuel tank location, the third pack sits atop the e-motor under the hood and the fourth pack mounts in the space normally used for a rear storage compartment, also using space typically occupied by the exhaust muffler.
The batteries, vehicle interface box and the battery control module are all secured in waterproof enclosures to maintain the Wrangler’s 30-inch (76 cm) water-traversing capability. Unique mounts secure the battery packs for harsh driving and custom skid plates protect the packs from potential strikes to the undercarriage while traversing harsh terrain.
The exterior of the Magneto features a Bright White color with Surf Blue accents, a heavy-duty performance hood with center scoop and custom decal, redesigned rear gate and full-width forward lighting. Seats are made in custom Royal Blue and Black leather with Sapphire-colored inserts and straps, Surf Blue truck bed liner and Mopar slush mats.