Moke: Cult Convertible Now With Electric Drive

British company Moc International will switch production of the open-top recreational vehicle to an electric version in 2022. The border should be 144 kms.

The Moke, also known as the Mini Moke, began its career in the 1960s as a military vehicle based on the classic Austin Mini. The all-round open four-seater quickly became a cult recreational vehicle, preferred in areas with lots of sunlight and high temperatures.


In 2018, the Moke celebrated its trade fair debut in Paris as an electric car launched by a company in France (more on this in the photo show above in the article). But there was silence again about this project. Now a news has come from Great Britain at Moke’s house. The company Mokey International, which claims the rights to the brand and the vehicle, plans to switch production of the smaller four-seater to electric-powered vehicles from January 2022; Production of cars with internal combustion engines has been phased out. The first deliveries of the Electric Moke should be from September next year.


Electric range of 144 kms

Mokey International

The electric moke should weigh only 800 kg.

“Mok’s conversion to electric drive is sure to attract the fascination of one of the most popular British car brands for many generations to come. We are proud to write a new chapter in one of the most beautiful love stories in British automotive history.” Mokey International CEO Isobel Dando.


The Moke’s electric drive should produce a maximum output of 33 kW (45 PS). With a weight of only 800 kg, this is probably quite enough, which also applies to a top speed of 100 km / h.

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The manufacturer of the smaller series is yet to reveal any information about the storage capacity or the design of the battery. However, a charging time of four hours is specified via the Type 2 plug unless the battery is full. Then a range of 144 kilometers is possible. Therefore the Electric Moke is mainly suitable as a short-haul car for going to the beach and going to the holiday home or hotel resort.


In the UK, the Electric Moke is said to be available at prices starting at £29,150 (about 34,500 euros). The company’s model range will also include left-hand drive variants for export to the European Union and other countries.


Conclusion

Locally emission-free at restaurants or on the beach in good weather: with Electric Mocks this should be possible by 2022. The small four-seater with electric drive will cost around 34,500 euros.

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