Jeep teases Wrangler Magneto 2.0 concept that is as quick as the Tesla Model S Plaid

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Jeep has unveiled its new Wrangler Magneto 2.0 concept EV, one year after parent company Stellantis revealed the original  version of the all-electric SUV.

Similar to it’s gas-powered sibling, the electric Wrangler features a six-speed transmission, something which you will not find on any other EV.

According to Jeep, the electric transmission was designed for off-road enthusiasts who like the ease of an automatic transmission but also like the direct-drive feel of a manual transmission.

That’s about where the similarities between the two vehicles end.

The Magneto 2.0 concept features 625 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque, a significant boost from the 260 to 285 horsepower in the conventional Jeep.

With that much power, Jeep says the electric Wrangler can reach 60mph in just 2 seconds, which is as quick as the Tesla Model S Plaid.

However, it can only maintain peak power for 10 seconds.

Since it is a concept, this version won’t make it into driveways around North America, but Jeep will build an electric Wrangler at some point in the future as it is the second most popular car in their lineup.

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