Jeep design boss Mark Allen said: “We measured the appeal of electricity to enthusiasts. We thought so [the Magneto] would be fun and interesting last year, but the response was almost overwhelming for us. We are very encouraged by this, especially as we move into the future with electricity. »
The firm didn’t reveal any range figures, although 70kWh should deliver around 220 miles on a single charge.
Allen said, “The focus is not the range, but the torque characteristics of the battery electric off-roader. We are counting, in the future, on the fact that the batteries will become smaller, lighter and cheaper with much more autonomy. I was just impatient and wanted to experience it as soon as possible.
“I was shocked at the acceptance last year because I still see these people [Jeep enthusiasts] like a bit traditional in their thoughts, but they are very progressive in wanting the benefits of electric off-roading, mainly, the torque characteristics, the quietness of these vehicles.
Jeep recently announced that its first production electric vehicle would arrive in the first half of 2023, but insisted that the technology seen on the Magneto is not expected to see production – and that includes the manual gearbox.
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This notice was published: 2022-04-08 06:33:21