As it usually happens every year, Jeep y Jeep Performance Parts joined forces to create a series of concept cars that will be put to the test in the Easter Jeep Safari that takes place in the emblematic routes of Moab (Utah). Among the vehicles that will be presented in this year's edition, which will take place from 27 from March to 4 from April, the Jeep Wrangler Magneto Electric.
Based on a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Two-Door, the Magneto is equipped with a axial flow electric motor built as it reaches 6.000 rpm. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission, thus obtaining a unique manual electric propulsion system with a clutch that works as in an internal combustion engine. In fast gear change scenarios, the electric motor activates regeneration when the clutch is engaged to prevent drop in revs.
Comparable to 6-liter Pentastar V3.6, the compact electric motor has been calibrated to develop 285 CV. Specific calibrations developed during testing help the Magneto's powertrain to emulate the V6 driving experience with virtually silent operation.
The Jeep Magneto's electric motor runs on four battery packs with a combined power of 70 kW / h and a system of 800 volts. Lithium-ion batteries are distributed around the Wrangler to balance the weight across all four wheels.
One of the packages replaces the Wrangler's centrally positioned fuel tank, another is mounted in front of the fuel tank location, the third is located above the electric motor under the hood, and the fourth is in the space normally used for a rear storage compartment.
Royal Blue Custom and Black leather seats with Sapphire colored inserts and strips, Surf Blue bedliner and floor mats Mopar give the interior design of the Magneto an electrified look.
The Jeep Magneto comes equipped with a 2 inch JPP lift kit, 17-inch Lights Out metallic black rims with 35-inch mud tires, custom roll cage, Mopar footpegs, steel bumper with Warn winch and steel skid plate for increased off-road capability.