The Jeep CJ Surge “electromod” concept breathes new life into an old 4×4 with a new, hyper efficient EV powertrain.
The electrification of classic vehicles continues to be a major trend in the aftermarket industry, with startups like EV West joining legacy brands like Ford and GM in offering SBC-style “engine swap kits” for DIY-ers looking to tackle these conversions on their own.
Now, it seems like Mopar is getting in on the act with the Surge concept getting shown off this week at SEMA — but it’s not the vehicle that’s a “concept,” it’s the BEV powertrain.
“With a spotlight on electrification, Mopar is in a great position to fully enhance the customer experience with quality-tested, factory-backed parts and accessories,” said Mark Bosanac, North America senior vice president, Mopar service, parts and customer care. “The Jeep CJ Surge concept explores a future zero-emission propulsion system kit and supports the Jeep brand’s mission to become the leading electrified SUV brand in the world.”
Riding high on 35-inch BFGoodrich AT tires wrapped around matte black 18-by-9″ Black Rhino Solid paired and a 2″ lift kit, Jeeps says the CJ Surge concept is “a true Jeep 4×4.” Power goes to all four wheels, and is supplied by 24 lithium-ion battery and electric motors that transfers torque through an old-school two-speed Jeep transfer case with selectable gearing (translation: it’s a manual). The battery packs are sealed into a custom “shell” mounted in the rear of the passenger cabin that’s visually reminiscent of an off-road fuel cell.
You can check out the official image gallery, below, then let us know what you think of Jeep’s latest electromod concept in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
Jeep CJ Surge at SEMA 2022
SOURCE | IMAGES: STELLANTIS.
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