Mopar Reveals Jeep CJ Surge Electromod for SEMA

Mopar Reveals Jeep CJ Surge Electromod for SEMA

SEMA is home to petroleum pioneers, but Mopar is using the event to explore electromods using the Jeep CJ Surge concept.

Starting with the powertrain, the concept features a scalable 400-volt, 268-hp (200 kW/272 hp) electric drivetrain located in the engine bay and mounted to the frame via custom engine mounts.

The electric motor is powered by a 50 kWh battery pack, which is normally fitted where the rear seats would be. While this limits the fun for two, the CJ is still capable of off-road driving as the engine is paired to an automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels via a two-speed transfer case.

Mopar did not mention the range or additional performance specifications, but noted that the concept enabled “engineers to gain a better understanding of the battery electric vehicle’s range applications.” From a layman’s perspective, the company is looking at electric box motors.

While the powertrain is certainly the most interesting aspect of the CJ Surge concept, it’s not the only one as the model is equipped with a cut windshield, a 2-inch lift kit and 18-inch matte black wheels wrapped in 35-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires. The model also has custom fender flares and Dana 44 box-axles from Jeep Performance Parts.

Other features include Wrangler JK Rubicon bumpers, Warn winch, and Surf Blue tow hooks. They are joined by LED headlights, a vintage-inspired EV badge and a charging port behind the driver’s door. The model also has rock bars, skid plates, and an eye-catching brass canyon exterior with glossy black and Surf Blue accents.

Upon entering the interior, drivers will find custom seats with black upholstery and soft fabric as well as blue contrast stitching. They are joined by a Wrangler JK center console, rotary shifter, and new hardware including a battery information display. Last but not least, the Jeep CJ Surge concept has a custom roll cage and a special bikini top with blue accents.

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