The new Jeep e-Bike looks like a capable off-road machine

Just like the brand’s popular 4x4 SUVs
by Leandre Grecia | Sep 30, 2020
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Jeep has an electric bicycle now. We repeat: Jeep has an electric bicycle now.

These e-bikes are all the rage these days, and Jeep is latest big-ticket manufacturer to get in on the trend. The brand’s product? Well, an off-road two-wheeler, of course.

Think Gladiator, but smaller. And think two wheels with a battery. Alright, that’s not exactly an accurate description, but in a nutshell, that’s what the Jeep e-Bike is: a capable off-road-ready machine just like Jeep’s famous 4x4. The bike was built in partnership with electric bicycle company QuietKat.

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Powering the Jeep e-Bike is a 750W ultra-drive motor paired with a 14.5aH, 48V battery that enables a maximum range of 48-97km. This can be upgraded to a 1,000W unrestricted motor kit that boasts a maximum output of 1,500W and 160Nm of torque.

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The bike sits on 26-inch wheels clad in 4.8-inch fat all-terrain tires. It comes equipped with a nine-speed Shimano drivetrain and a four-piston hydraulic disc brake setup. The battery, meanwhile, is housed within the frame’s downtube. And speaking of the frame, two options are available: 17- and 19-inch bodies.

Other amenities include a small digital display mounted on the handlebar that shows current speed, trip information, and battery level, among other information. The e-Bike also offers 10 levels of pedal assist, which allows it to tackle different types of terrain. If you want to see it in action, check out the brief clip below:

The Jeep e-Bike starts at $5,899, or about P285,000 in local currency. It’s not exactly affordable, but it’s not quite a run-of-the-mill weekend toy, either. What do you think? Would you pay this much for Jeep’s electric bicycle? You can check out more photos and videos of it below, then tell us what you think in the comments.

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