We’re testing the electric off-roader at the Easter 2022 Jeep Safari

Every year, off-roaders and brand loyalists travel to Moab, Utah for the Easter Jeep Safari. The event, which spans two weekends in the spring, offers guided off-road rides through the beautiful landscapes of nearby national parks. It also gives Jeep the opportunity to showcase its latest concept vehicles, giving us a glimpse of what’s in store for the future.

This year, Dan Edmunds drove a 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, a plug-in hybrid variant of the popular midsize SUV. He’s also driven the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe plug-in hybrid, the all-electric Magneto 2.0 concept and a few other nifty vehicles.

Plug-in hybrids show how you can still have the usual Jeep experience in a wide-open landscape without range anxiety. You don’t have to worry about what happens after a power outage because the gas engine keeps you going. On the other hand, the Magneto 2.0 concept shows that Jeep clearly thinks an all-electric Wrangler with sufficient range is a future possibility.

Why would you want an all-electric off-roader? The concept may seem strange at first, but the benefits are many: torque, quiet operation and the ability to use regenerative braking not only to recuperate energy, but also to ease the vehicle over ledges and downhill grades. in complete control.

Watch the video to learn more about the experience.

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