I’ve thought of my next build being a Jeepster, and an EV would be awesome! But adding 4wd might not be as simple as it seems, and in my case I’m still torn between a Jeepster and a Waggy. Now, a 2wd long travel sand car or maybe that VW thing that was posted up a few days ago…I don’t disagree with that. I’ll always love the engine/exhaust notes from v8s and diesels. Coincidentally I have a duramax as my tow pig.
The thought of silently crawling around on trails is appealing. I’m sure most of that silence would be drowned out by suspension and body creaks and groans.
But who hears a golf cart drive by and thinks "man that sounds cool"? I would miss the sound of my 351W, mild cam and 2.5" exhaust as it burbles away at idle and then snaps into life as I snick through the gears. Oh man, be still my soul.
Likewise the tickety-tic purr of my duramax makes my heart go pity pat.
But an electric motor hooked up to an auto gear box? Yawn.