- jeep will show an ev version of the wrangler soon, in concept form.
- this will likely presage a production electric wrangler, possibly going on sale by the end of the year.
- the wrangler ev concept will debut as part of the easter jeep safari event this spring.
update 3/9/21: jeep has released a teaser photo of what looks to be a fully electric jeep wrangler concept. called magneto, this concept car will be revealed during the brand's easter jeep safari, set to take place in moab, utah, from march 27 to april 4. it likely presages a production wrangler ev that could arrive late this year or early in 2022.
the wrangler ev is slowly appearing on the horizon, as jeep has now confirmed that a concept version of this battery-powered suv will arrive this spring. a teaser photo on the company's new "the road ahead" minisite shows that this new spinoff won't mess with the wrangler's iconoclastic look despite having an entirely different powertrain underneath. we'll see the full concept this spring as part of the easter jeep safari in late march or early april, and the production model could follow either late this year or early in 2022.
a diagram showing the wrangler ev's underpinnings shows a single electric motor with a (likely two-speed) transfer case, rather than a dual-motor setup like many other all-wheel-drive evs use. we spot three, or possibly even four battery modules. it'll still have a body-on-frame setup like the standard wrangler and the plug-in-hybrid wrangler 4xe.
the wrangler ev also appears to have blue tow hooks in front, and possibly a different lighting setup distinguish it from its brethren. we don't know anything yet about its battery capacity, power output, or range estimates. like it did with the plug-in-hybrid 4xe model, we can assume that jeep will make plenty of claims about its off-road capabilities.
look for more details later this spring as jeep debuts the concept version of the electric wrangler. it will arrive as part of the 2021 easter jeep safari, which always serves as a showcase for various jeep concepts and restomods.