Jeep E-Bike at Rs 4.33 lakh is the world’s cheapest Jeep [Update]

We already know that FCA has partnered with QuietKat, a company based in Colorado, USA, that manufactures fat-tire mountain bicycles and electric bicycles, for introducing the Jeep E-Bike. The partner company has revealed on that deliveries of the Jeep E-Bike will begin in September this year. The new all-terrain electric mountain bike should start arriving in showrooms in a few weeks now for the American customers.

Video Source: QuietKat In Action/

In a related development, QuietKat has released a video giving the overview of the Jeep E-Bike (above) and also a video showing its climb performance (below). The Jeep e-bike, that ships as a class 2 electric bike, features a Fire-Link full suspension frame.

Video Source: QuietKat In Action/

The Jeep E-Bike is available to pre-order with a price tag of $5899 or Rs 4.33 lakh in the USA. It may not have the seven-slot grille or the ‘Trail Rated’ badge, but this is officially the cheapest Jeep model worldwide and has the kit to take on all kinds of terrain!

The Jeep E-Bike is, just like its four-wheeled cousins, is capable of going anywhere. The e-bike features a full suspension and has 4.8-inch wide fat tyres to conquer rough terrains. Powered by a 14.5 Ah 48-volt battery (that is hidden inside the down tube for extra protection) and fitted with a 750 Watt motor, the bike makes 160 Nm of torque and offers 64 km in a single charge. The 160 Nm of torque is made through pedal-assist or thumb throttle.

The Jeep E-Bike has been designed to tackle several technical, off-road terrain including soft sand, snow, hardpack trails and rocks. The Fire-Link suspension system (with a four-bar linkage) offers an air suspension fork up front and a RockShox Monarch RL shock at the rear, providing the E-Bike with 150 mm of suspension travel from the front inverted fork, and 120 mm of suspension travel at the rear.

The Jeep Edition E-Bike is also compatible with a wide range of QuietKat accessories including trailers, racks, bags, lights, fenders and more.

The bike gets a wide-range 9-speed drivetrain and four-piston hydraulic disc brakes paired with 203 mm rotors. The E-Bike can be had in 17” and 19” variants, and customers can ride the E-Bike by operating the motor with thumb throttle, without the need to pedal.

With the Jeep E-Bike, FCA has joined many automobile brands to launch e-bikes and scooters in the fast-growing micro-mobility segment to appeal to the younger generation. BMW is into the business of electric bikes and motorcycles and so is Audi. General Motors has entered Europe with its e-bikes while Ford has acquired e-scooter start-up Spin to get a share of this pie.