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

Electric Jeep Wrangler - Trail Rated

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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Jo Borrás
Jo Borras has been in the auto industry since 1997, and has been a contributor to various automotive and technology blogs for more than a decade. You can find him #resisting on Twitter, talking Swedish metal at his Volvo fansite, out cruising on two wheels, or chasing his kids around Oak Park, IL.