Jeep CJ Surge is an Old School Off-Roader Turned Electric

Photo By: Mopar

Jeep is no stranger to interesting concepts, and their latest SEMA reveal is a gorgeous pairing of old-school design and new-school technology. Dubbed the Surge, this electromod is built off of a CJ and was designed to allow Mopar designers to explore fo the concept of potential battery-electric vehicle parts kits that could be offered to enthusiasts to convert older rigs, or even current combustion models, into zero-emission vehicles.

Jeep® CJ Surge Concept

Jeep® CJ Surge Concept

Jeep® CJ Surge Concept

The custom propulsion system powering the Jeep CJ Surge includes a scalable 400-volt, 200-kW Electric Drive Module that mounts to the frame with custom-designed motor mounts. Twenty-four lithium-ion battery modules supply power to all four wheels, and torque runs through a two-speed Jeep transfer case with selectable gearing. The battery modules are stored in a shell mounted behind the passenger cabin. Just behind the driver’s side door, the charge port is tucked away for powering this classic trail rig turned modern BEV.

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The Surge is trail ready with 35-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires wrapped 18×9 inch Black Rhino wheels paired with a 2-inch lift. Underneath, you’ll find Dana 44 Crate axles and Rubicon skid plates. Upfront, a JPP Wrangler JK Rubicon Bumper Kit carries a JPP Rubicon Warn winch.

Jeep® CJ Surge Concept

Jeep® CJ Surge Concept

Jeep® CJ Surge Concept

Jeep® CJ Surge Concept

The Copper Canyon paint and graphics give this Jeep a look that is somehow modern and vintage at the same time. Surf Blue accents are scattered throughout the build, providing some contrast to the otherwise warm color scheme. Of course, the interior is also custom-built with seat risers, four-point harnesses, black Sedoso cloth, houndstooth fabric inserts, and Blue Surf stitching.

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