Jeep shows working prototype EV... With manual transmission?

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https://www.motortrend.com/news/jeeps-magneto-concept-wrangler-ev-photos-details/

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Interesting, and its name is... A major Marvel villain?

I've often wondered bout having a transmission - at least control of one - in an EV. For the most part, it's only really needed for speed, as the motor has the same efficiency in whatever optimal configuration. But having that direct connection to the power available is pretty cool. I rarely use the modes on my Zero, but I do use them.

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Adding a transmission only adds complexity - yielding more moving parts to fail. If you don't need it, why have it at all? That's something Elon excels at; finding inefficiencies and eliminating them. It's so nice when you don't have 250 parts that make up your engine, but 25 parts that make up your motor. peace
 
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It is not a real electric.
That image is in error. (It shows it as having no driving history on the current day they're driving it)

Adding a transmission only adds complexity - yielding more moving parts to fail. If you don't need it, why have it at all?
It does add complexity, but a transmission is no more parts than adding additional motors, and in fact may be fewer.

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I think people need to really take this CONCEPT with a grain of salt. The easiest way to turn this Jeep into an EV for this once a year off road showcase was to create an adapter for the Electric motor to the existing drivetrain and add in some batteries. Its a lot better to adapt the EM to a manual transmission than an automatic. So that is what they did. Same thing I would do in my garage. Dont even need a clutch.. just keep it in 4th gear.

Do not expect the All electric Jeep wrangler to have a manual transmission, I would be surprised if it even has a low range transfer case.
 
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