The Alpha JAX is an all-terrain EV that has 400km of range

This is the off-road version of Alpha’s retro EV, the Ace
by Tom Harrison | Feb 17, 2021
PHOTO: Alpha

Remember the Ace? The retro-tastic EV from Alpha, a Californian start-up about which we know very little, was announced a couple of months ago. Alpha claims the Ace could land “as early as 2023” with a 400km range and 0-97kph time of around six seconds.

Now the company has revealed an off-road version of the Ace. It’s called the JAX—for “Junior All-terrain Crossover”—and, says Alpha, will be available with front- or all-wheel drive and a 75kWh battery for 400 kilometers of range.

Alpha Jax

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Technical details are scant. Presumably because neither this thing nor the car on which it’s based actually exists yet. But anyway—looks like the JAX gets a proper roof rack, two arrays of spotlights, sturdy front/rear bumpers, and chunky off-road tires accommodated by enlarged wheel arches.

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Alpha Jax angled rear view

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Alpha says it can tow up to 839kg and, despite the added off-road clobber, should still hit 60mph in 6.5 seconds. It seats four, and most of the interior has apparently been “designed for replaceability” (i.e if the touchscreen goes belly-up, it’s easy to stick a new one in).

There’s also a new “Performance” version of the Alpha with dual-motors for 0-97kph in 4.6 seconds.

Alpha Jax rear view

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Alpha is already taking reservations for the JAX, even though it gives no indication of when it might be released. The cost is between $38,000 and $48,000.

Reckon the Ace, in all its forms, will ever see the light of day?

More photos of the Alpha Jax:

Alpha Jax dashboard feature

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Alpha Jax dashboard front view

Alpha Jax angled front view

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Alpha Jax red front view

Alpha Jax red angled rear view

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Alpha Jax red angled front view

Alpha Jax red rear view

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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