Many companies were tripping over each other to hawk electric vehicles at the Super Bowl game, although they aren’t all cars. Jeep posted a Super Bowl ad that’s mainly focuses on pitching the latest Gladiator, but also includes a brief glimpse of the company’s first electric bicycle, simply called the e-Bike.
You’ll hardly see any of it around (Bill Murray mainly uses it to take a groundhog on a ride), but that’s surly coming to an end as Jeep’s partner on the e-Bike, QuietKat, has published a splash page shedding more light on what the two-wheeler will entail and when it’s coming.
It’s billed as the “most powerful” off-road mountain bike for now, and there are some specs to back that up. The machine mates a 750W motor with chunky 4.8-inch tires that (along with Fire-Link suspension) should handle rougher trails.
With the e-BIke you can also expect up to 40 miles of range. Electrek suspected that the motor is actually a Bafang M620 unit capable of up to 1.6kW, but it might be very considerate to tone it down to avoid destroying the bike chain or endanger riders lives. The e-Bike seems to have high-quality disc brakes from either Magura or Tektro.
Those who want to purchase the e-Bike won’t be able to do so until June 2020. We’re not sure how much exactly it will sale for but Jeep intends to charge, because it’s clear from the choice of components they use in building it that this won’t be cheap.
The e-Bike is aimed at being a companion vehicle for Jeep owners who really want to go intend to go off-roading, and that kind of ability will hardly come cheap.