Automakers around the world are racing to electrify their vehicle lines. Some of the vehicles are fully electric and some are hybrid. Jeep has already announced that plug-in hybrid versions of some of its most iconic vehicles, including the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee, are under the designation 4xe model.
During the big game over the weekend, a Jeep commercial called The Road Ahead debuted along with an associated website that shows Jeep fans some of their plans for the future. The taunt included tips on the Grand Wagoneer, autonomous driving technology, online shopping and the 4xe hybrids. Along with information about hybrids and other commercial models, there was also a sample of a fully electric Wrangler.
The vehicle is known as the Wrangler BEV Concept. The teaser is a short video that shows an easily identifiable Wrangler body sitting on a hill against a starry sky that turns into a cut that shows a power train. No details about the electric vehicle were noted in the commercial or on the associated website.
However, the electric Wrangler concept has been confirmed to be part of the concept line that will be exhibited at the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. This event is scheduled to be held from March 28 to April 3. Every year, at the annual event, wild concepts built in factories are displayed.
At this point, there is no indication of how far the electric Wrangler would drive, how big the batteries are, or how heavy they would be. It is also unclear exactly how much it can cost. We know that the Wrangler 4xe hybrid plug-in can be extremely expensive, with the higher option versions costing more than $ 65,000. There is no indication of when the fully electric Wrangler can hit the market. The Jeep only took months between the launch of the Wrangler hybrid concept and the production version available, leaving the possibility of the Wrangler EV landing this year.