Jeep Gears Up to Introduce the Magneto 2.0 Concept at 2022 Easter Safari

April 8th, 2022 by

Jeep vows that the 2022 Easter Safari will be one for the books as the rugged automaker hopes to follow up on its 2021 Jeep Wrangler Magneto BEV concept. The brand has continuously teased its concepts destined as it revs its engine ahead of the big off-roading party destined for Moab, Utah. Just like in 2021, the Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 is a fully-electric vehicle. Here’s what the brand teased ahead of the big event:

“Like all good comebacks, do you stick with the proven blueprint in all of its mind-boggling electrified glory or do you push the limits on legendary Jeep 4×4 capability and off-road development even further? Fair to say the enthusiasts already know the answer. The story continues …”

2021 Magneto Concept 

The Jeep Wrangler Magneto took center stage at the 2021 Easter Safari, actively paving the brand’s way forward given that it was the first all-electric concept. Additionally, the Jeep Magneto also impressed enthusiasts because it sports an unconventional manual transmission. 

The majority of current electric cars have their battery-powered motors mated to a single-speed drive via the axle, but some automakers have already begun pushing the envelope with multi-speed transmissions. With the addition of a second forward speed, electric vehicles can actually minimize needless motor spinning at higher speeds and level off the low-end torque that EVs are notorious for. Intriguingly, Jeep did the unthinkable by connecting the electric motor to a six-speed manual transmission via a traditional pedal-operated clutch. Jeep claims the Magneto concept can go from 0-60 mph in only 6.8 seconds, while the conventional two-door Wrangler with a V6 engine and a six-speed manual transmission takes 7.4 seconds. 

Jeep placed four lithium-ion battery packs in the cargo area, under the hood, and where the fuel tank used to be. A pair of 12-volt batteries is responsible for powering accessories such as the radio and the winch. All electrical components are protected by waterproof containers, allowing the Wrangler Magneto the same 30 inches of waterfording as the traditionally gas-powered Wrangler. Magneto also sports a set of robust skid plates to mitigate off-road scratches and bumps. Jeep rounds out the Magneto Wrangler concept with a 2-inch lift kit, 35-inch tires, a Warn winch, and rock rails, while a custom roll cage and a white-black-blue paint theme make it look like a futuristic model from the movie Tron

Make it electric, but off the grid

The Wrangler Magneto concept’s true test lies in how well it performs while off the grid, away from the nearest power source. Electric power will get its chance to shine, and while the idea of hitting the trails without a power source may induce paranoia in some, Jeepers should keep in mind that the trails don’t happen to have gas stations either. While gasoline and diesel engines consistently drain their power source even while idling or slowly crawling, electric motors don’t. In fact, electric motors only consume power if the vehicle itself is in motion. Not only does the Jeep Wrangler Magneto look cool, it also has the potential to teach enthusiasts a lot about what the future of off-roading may have in store

2022 Easter Jeep Safari

The 56th annual Easter Jeep Safari will take place April 9-17, 2022, in Moab, Utah. Thousands of Jeepers, the brand’s off-roading fans, are expected to gather to catch a glimpse of the latest off-road performance Jeep models. Jeep is poised to once again send numerous one-of-a-kind concept vehicles for off-roaders to test out on the grueling trails.

Follow The Jeep Experts via Hollywood Chrysler Jeep social media to stay up to date with the latest news from this year’s Easter Safari. Looking to hit the road in your very own Jeep Wrangler? Check out our latest Jeep inventory and schedule your test drive today! 

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