Do-it-yourself (DIY) Electric Jeep Wrangler - Trail Rated

Published on December 8th, 2016 | by Jo Borrás


Electric Jeep Tackles the Tough Trails Like a Boss (w/ Video)

December 8th, 2016 by  

Electric Jeep Wrangler - Trail Rated

We’ve always been big Jeep Wrangler fans here at Gas 2, but this Korean take on the venerable off-roader may be our favorite, yet! Built by the CAD4X Laboratory at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), this all electric Jeep Wrangler was built to tackle some serious off-road obstacle courses.

The video claims these electric Jeep Wranglers are powered by “dual 60 kW motor” good for 160 HP and 210 LB-FT of TQ. Thanks to the Jeep’s natural climbing abilities and excellent approach angles- aided, in part, by the electric motors’ instant TQ and the massive, 37″ tires fitted to these- these KAIST-built climbers are more than up to the task of keeping up with a “proper”, diesel-powered Jeep on even the toughest terrain.

You can watch that showdown happen in the video, below, then let us know what you think of this Korean take on Jeep off-roading in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!


Electric Jeep Wrangler Obstacle Course

Source | Images: CAD4 KAIST, via Jalopnik’s Truck Yeah.

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  • kevin mccune

    Pretty impressive for all three vehicles ,but for the same reason electric drive works good on locomotives ,it works good for rock crawling .

  • Rick

    An electric off-roader should definitely be a lot more fun AND easier to drive.

  • ZeroLover

    It should have a gas powered winch on the front. 😉

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