Contained in the Jeep sales space on the 2022 SEMA present in Las Vegas, Nevada is an all-electric Jeep CJ 4×4 that Jeep’s calling “Surge.”
Whereas the press launch describes Surge as merely a “CJ,” the curved door bottoms inform us that the bathtub is both poached from a CJ-6 or a stretched CJ-5. Both manner, the body has been modified with customized mounts to just accept the electrical drivetrain.
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Talking of drivetrain, the CJ is propelled by a 400 volt, 200 kW (about 265 hp) electrical motor driving all 4 wheels by way of a two-speed Jeep switch case. Driving on a two inch elevate equipment, Surge additionally options Dana 44 axles spinning 18 inch Black Rhino Wheels wrapped in 35 inch BFG Mud Terrain T/A Tires.
The 24 lithium-ion battery modules are inside a case mounted behind the seats.
The roll cage is customized constructed, and the windshield had been chopped two inches for a novel profile. Up entrance, Surge wears an off-road bumper from a JK Wrangler that’s been modified to suit, and carries a Warn Winch.
Jeep says Surge was designed to “discover an environment friendly battery-electric propulsion system for traditional Jeep fashions…resulting in a future propulsion-system providing for lovers to construct or convert traditional and present automobiles and vehicles into zero-emission automobiles.”
So it appears like Jeep is pursuing the concept of a drop-in Electrical Car retrofit equipment for the CJ line, and presumably that analysis could be utilized to different traditional automobiles and vehicles within the Mopar household tree.