Compact, stylish, electric – all these terms are usually contradictory. However, the new electric car Electric MOKE proves that they can be combined, and even in a very original form.
Before us we have the successor to the Mini Moke, which appeared in the 1960s and was built on the basis of the classic Mini hatchback. Initially, the Moke model was created for the military, but the car could not fully meet their requirements. However, no one wanted to lose the almost finished model, so in the end, Moni Moke became a “civilian”: a car for entertainment, a golf car, beach buggy.
The original car was produced until the 1980s (and even before the early 1990s, if you add licensed copies), and the “new history” of the model began in 2018. It was then that the MOKE car of the newly established company MOKE International debuted: petrol engine, manual or automatic transmission, open body in a classic style, waterproof seats. Plus huge personalization options: 13 body colors, lots of accessories. That is, a new embodiment of the already known idea of ”fan car”.
The Electric MOKE electric car was later developed on the basis of this car: the first information appeared at the end of 2021, and the company recently announced the start of production and sales of the model. So: the dimensions (length 3.2 m) and body shape are preserved here. The 33 kW (45 hp) electric motor rotates the rear wheels and allows you to reach a speed of 100 km/h, and the traction battery is enough for a distance of up to 144 km. The weight of the electric car is 800 kg, the ground clearance reaches 18 cm.
Yes, the figures are not impressive. But what an original! You can choose not only the color of the body, but also the shade of the roof and even the color of the radiator grille. Of course, not for free. The stated price tag for the UK starts at 29,150 pounds, and a variety of accessories significantly increase it. However, there is no doubt that there will be customers!