Or maybe figurative? Whatever, trying to make a gasoline pun.

I don’t know why this annoyed me so much. I think because it’s such BS and falls inline with all the reset stuff and banning of gas vehicles. The article popped up while I was checking the weather. First to call a 4 or 6 cylinder CJ a gas guzzler is a joke. They’re dinky little cars. Certainly not the most fuel efficient compared to more modern commuters but still not what the term gas guzzler is used for.

The second part about it being popular to swap engines is bogus. I’m not a huge car guy and don’t follow every development but even I know that these electric conversions are usually only done by professional companies just for a lark or for an article. Not for a customer.

Let alone the fact that unless you live right next to large tracts of land you would have to travel to some where to off-road anymore than just a few minutes next to the freeway. So you would likely have to trailer your jeep to the destination and back. (I would also be pretty leery of anything that looked like a water crossing, but I would have to defer to an actual mechanic or gear head on that one)

Oh and they fail to mention the part where the battery cells take up THE ENTIRE BACK OF THE JEEP.

If you want to be annoyed here’s the article.

6 Comments

  1. Rocketguy says:

    I spent some years doing hybrid vehicle design and mainly learned that they (and EVs) are mainly useful in a very limited set of conditions and that batteries suck. Also, as a driver of CJs for better than 10 years…this is sacrilegious.

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    1. BAP45 says:

      Right?! Blasphemers

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  2. John M. says:

    Electric vehicles have a lot of advantages, and probably most households that have two vehicles could happily have one as electric.

    But it seems like very few of those advantages play nicely with a Jeep. It would seem to me that if you want to convert a vehicle to electric, something like a Honda Fit makes a lot more sense.

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  3. Tom Stone says:

    It’s a better design than the M14.

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  4. James says:

    Drop a 383 stroker in that jeep with a 5 speed transmission/build up the ales ect.,would then be a great jeep!

    R.I.P. little jeep.

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