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Electric Jeep?

Posted: October 3rd, 2008, 6:40 am
by Run4lo

Posted: October 3rd, 2008, 8:30 pm
by Jeeptech
Most off-roading and crawling requires a lot of torque which is why the 4.0 was so popular for so long, but and electric motor makes 2 to 3 times more torque than an equivalent gas motor and they do have electric drive motors that are part of the wheel assembly. Suppose they were to use 4 of those.... extremely torquey real time 4 wheel drive! This could work well especially considering it could also be 4 wheel independant suspension with huge travel. Well sealed you also wouldn't need to worry about water crossings that could fill your intake and drown your engine. Ask Chet how cool his Wrangler would be with v-8 torque!

Posted: October 6th, 2008, 6:19 am
by Run4lo
That would also mean no need for lockers with a drive motor on each wheel!

Posted: November 24th, 2008, 7:30 pm
by Jeeptech
Found a lot more info on this Jeep. It's got a 268 hp/295 motor driving the transfercase input (so 2 hi/4hi/4lo all work) and it is not a hybrid. That's right, it's a real full time electric vehicle! It has a small gas engine that will power a generator to recharge a 300-400 volt battery but it only runs if you drive farther than the battery chage will normally take you (like 40 miles). With a full tank of gas for the gen. engine (8-10 gal) and a full charge thet claim you can drive in excess of 400 miles (40 mpg folks) and will cruise at 90 mph. If you drive less than the 40 mile mark, the gas motor may not need to run at all. And when you open the gas cap, there's a cable and plug. It can be charged on 110 or 220 as a dual voltage charger is built in onboard. visit have pictures and videos. The future is almost here people, so if you gotta have a gas powered one, you better get it!

"he double hockey sticks" ya

Posted: April 3rd, 2009, 3:07 pm
by jeepxjman88
"he double hockey sticks" ya now us old people that did not have a power wheel will get one haha , no sounds kool but would have to be off road capable 0!!!!!!!0

Posted: April 3rd, 2009, 10:49 pm
by Swamp Thang
When I am forced to go electric my wheeling days will be over. The problem with the future is the choices get less and less.