Jeep electric scooter uncovered for off-road driving, but do not get too excited

Jeep has a new electric scooter known as the “Jeep RX200 with razor” on its way to you soon and expands the brand’s presence on two wheels. But just like with Jeep’s electric bike project, it did not go alone. This time, the carmaker teamed up with Razor to create Jeep’s first electric scooter model.

The partnership and the resulting electric scooter were announced just this morning, with the mashup that resulted in the “Jeep RX200 with razor”.

The duo claim that the scooter has “the style and feel of a Jeep Wrangler”, although we leave it up to you to decide. No matter how you cut it, the scooter will definitely come before any potential electric Wranglers we may see in the future.

The electric scooter runs on 8-inch pneumatic tires and comes in an olive green color scheme that goes back to Willys Jeep from World War II.

The color comes from a powder coated steel frame as opposed to a traditional painted frame.

The handlebars of the 39.5 lb (18 kg) electric scooter are adjustable and sporty rubber grips with rotary throttle.

Jeep says that the scooter “was made to wear through the uneven terrain”, but it does not seem that it will do so at terribly high speeds.

The top speed is estimated at only 19 km / h, which is less than most of the currently available electric off-road scooters on the market.

The scooter’s price of just $ 499 can be its salvation. Rider’s will not get there fast, but they will certainly make it cheap!

The low speed is probably due to the powered 200 watt motor that uses a chain to drive the rear wheel. It’s a design we’ve seen on Razor’s smaller electric scooters before, and it’s as if they’re holding on to their guns on the driveline.

There is no suspension to speak of, but you get some track-like dual headlights. Braking is done via a disc yoke on the rear wheel.

The scooter seems to be designed for a good time, not a long time. The driving time of 40 minutes is limited by the 24V 7Ah lead acid battery pack. With only a 168 Wh battery from fairly old lead acid technology, the scooter is not intended for long winding cruises or full-day hikes on mountain roads. Instead, it is probably best to use as a recreational scooter for shorter excursions and fun rides.

Razor says that the scooter is designed for adult drivers aged 18 and up, although the weight limit of only 154 lb (70 kg) means that there will be a slightly narrow window of adults that fits the driver’s window.

Although there is a lot of Jeep brand on the scooter, the DNA seems to be largely Razor.

As Razor Scooter President Jim Wagner explained:

“Razor is always looking for creative ways to excite our riders and provide an exciting adventure. We are excited to partner with the iconic Jeep brand to create the Razor Jeep RX200, which is powerful enough for off-road capability to explore nature.”

I’m not entirely sure what differentiates the “Jeep RX200 with razor” from Razor’s existing RX200 scooter, which seems to have the same specifications but is priced at $ 318 on Amazon right now. Apart from the Jeep stickers and dual headlights, there does not seem to be much else missing.

Compared to the latest electric two-wheeler we saw a Jeep partner on, the Jeep scooter is a fairly low power offer.

The QuietKat partnership resulted in an electric mountain bike with high power and high speed that was probably closer to Jeep Wrangler’s territory, although you could buy 10 of these electric scooters for the price of a Jeep e-bike.

Electrek’s Take

It’s great to see Jeep expand its presence of electric bikes and scooters, but this does not seem to be the exciting journey I thought it would be.

Maybe the effect class is sub-specific and maybe it feels quite powerful in reality. Without having tested it, it is difficult for me to certify the scooter’s off-road driving.

But based on the appearance of the specification sheet, I wonder how well this thing can perform on real paths.

But who knows, maybe it’s a Jeep thing?

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