This Alpha JAX is a pre-production battery electric vehicle (BEV) that looks like it may be produced.
The JAX in Alpha JAX stands for “Junior All-terrain Crossover”, and it’s a four-passenger battery electric vehicle (BEV) 4×4, that has a range of up to 250 miles. Available as a front-wheel drive (FWD) or 4×4, the Alpha JAX has a 75-kWh lithium-ion battery and is said to run from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds.
Alpha Motor Inc. is based in Irvine, California and is an electric startup. They have an interesting portfolio of concepts and ideas, but as far as I can tell, there are no physical products as of now. Still, they have some great ideas, including this Alpha JAX EV. It obviously takes its design language from the 60’s Alfa Romeo Giulia – which is one of the most iconic designs of the time. They are submitting other versions of this vehicle, including the Alpha ACE (pictured above).
The big difference here is, the Alpha JAX has rear doors and a dual-motor four-wheel drive system. The doors appear to be a clam-shell design. This should allow for a more comfortable ingress and egress for rear passengers. Alpha Motor Inc appear to be using skateboard platforms for all of their proposed EVs. This includes several other vehicles, like industrial-level delivery vehicles and vans.
The Alpha JAX is a mix of fun, functionality and retro awesomeness.
It’s not very big, but the dimensions are interesting. It’s about as long as a Toyota RAV4, and it’s about an inch wider than a Toyota Tacoma.
Their prices are remarkably low, which makes the reality of production feel less likely. According to Alpha the starting MSRP is $38,000 to $48,000 – USD. That’s before state and federal tax credits.
Alpha says it can tow up to 1,850 pounds. Naturally, they did not mention how that changes the range numbers.