As an avid Jeeper and 4.0 liter engine enthusiast, (I own and drive three of them) I have found Wranglers that date past the TJ (2007+) to be lacking in their overabundance of metaphoric cup holders. I never liked the wider looking Hummer-like JK, and the Pentastar V6 will always be a minivan engine so sorry, no takers here. But this concept is actually interesting. I like it’s fidelity to the manual gearbox and transfer case in the sense that the electric power train seems to be designed around it. Incorporate the latest battery technology and perhaps even a gas powered range extender and yes, you might be in for some really interesting overland possibilities. I love my ICEs but the Magneto takes the BEV to an interesting place. Perfectly (almost) quiet off-roading holds my interest. And the torque delivery of an EV presents exciting possibilities. I’ll stay tuned. Maybe my next Wrangler will be electric. We’ll see. My family has owned Jeeps since Kaiser Frazer (my grandfather was a dealer) and this is a compelling step forward.
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Couldn’t help noticing the tach is almost pegged at around 6K. The key and other gauges look to be off. Perhaps a bad ground to the instrument cluster? Might explain Carson losing his battery early on to a charging issue associated with a bad exciter or diode in the alternator? Hmmmm... I have an ‘81 VW Rabbit Convertible with very similar gauges to the DMC-12 and they do this all the time. That car is rife with grounding issues! Or was this a “feature” from the factory to make the car look like it was almost redlining all the time?
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