Michigan firm provides EV conversion for authentic Jeep Grand Wagoneer


Jeep plans to launch an electrical Wagoneer in 2024 and previewed the car final week with the near-production Wagoneer S idea.

Nevertheless, followers of the unique SJ Grand Wagoneer may also leap on the EV bandwagon due to Michigan startup firm The Ghost Storage which is engaged on an electrical conversion for the SUV icon.

Full particulars are nonetheless forthcoming because the conversion will not be accessible till subsequent yr however The Ghost Storage has already confirmed a spread of greater than 250 miles and peak output of 500 hp. The corporate will use Grand Wagoneers from mannequin years 1989-1991, the final for the SJ era.

Order books are actually open and the worth for a turnkey car begins from $290,000. Whereas that is definitely steep, The Ghost Storage will carry out a full restoration of the car along with swapping within the electrical powertrain. The restoration will prolong to the inside of the car and embrace security upgrades, the corporate mentioned. It’ll additionally include a guaranty.

The Ghost Storage was co-founded by Tim Smith, who’s CEO of Osirius, a Detroit-based engineering firm specializing in car improvement, course of integration, and tooling integration, and whose crew of specialists will work on the Grand Wagoneer and future conversions for The Ghost Storage.

“A brand new era of patrons are coming into the basic car market and on the lookout for a mix of custom and expertise,” Smith mentioned in a press release. “The Ghost Storage was conceived to interrupt by means of the hobby-shop strategy to restomods by providing the degrees of high quality and effectivity related to luxurious automotive manufacturers.”

Various electrical conversion firms have sprung up in recent times as the recognition of EVs proceed to develop, with names comparable to Everrati and Lunaz making headlines of late. Even the key automakers are getting in on the act, with the likes of Ford, Mini, and Volkswagen all providing choices for a few of their classics.


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