Surprised at the headline? Neither are we. But still, here's the official word from Amp Electric Vehicles: all-electric conversions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee are coming. Amp will start taking orders for both two-wheel and four-wheel drive versions of the battery-powered Grand Cherokee at the Detroit Auto Show in early January.
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Forget the Tesla and going 0-60 faster than a Porsche. I always thought an electric vehicle would absolutely rule as a rock crawler. With plenty of torque that could be precisely controlled from 1rpm up, a stout 4x4 EV could conquer previously untamed trails. TLC, the Southern California based company that builds a beautiful FJ40-inspired vehicle called the ICON is thinking along the same lines. TLC recently announced on its website that a full-electric ICON prototype is being built with the hel