But it does have a motor.
Jeep knows that its customers love outdoor activities, so the company offers plenty of accessories that cater to their needs. Mountain biking must be one such activity as the American automaker has partnered up with a company called QuietKat to create the 2020 Jeep E-Bike. Like the recently announced 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid, the E-Bike features an electric motor with capable off-road performance.
The base 750w Motor packs a whopping 118 lb-ft of torque, and QuietKat even offers a 1000w Unrestricted Upgrade Kit. Riders control the electric motor using a removable thumb throttle and can set the bike up with ten different levels of pedal assist. You can pedal like a normal bike, glide on electric power alone, or combine the two to get up tougher obstacles. Since it uses pedal power and electric assist, the E-Bike is technically a hybrid.
Like many current Jeep models, the E-Bike uses a nine-speed transmission, making it easier to traverse steep hills. On the way back down, four-piston disc brakes help bring the bike to a safe stop. QuietKat built the E-Bike to stand up to off-road abuse, so it lives up to Jeep's name and reputation. The Fire-Link suspension system includes a QK Custom Inverted Air Fork in the front and a RockShox Monarch RL in the rear, adding traction and stability over any terrain. 4.8-inch all-terrain tires provide additional capability.
The Jeep E-Bike can travel 30 to 60 miles on a charge, and the battery is removable, so you can quickly swap in another one to keep biking with electric assistance without stopping. Pricing for the 2020 Jeep E-Bike, which is only available in limited supply, starts from $5,899 and can creep up to $6,327. You can order a second battery for $749 to increase your fun time on the trail.