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Meyers Manx comes back as an electric buggy

09-08-2022 15:00
Meyers Manx has unveiled the version 2.0 of its classic buggy, scheduled for early production tests next year and mass production in 2024. Here are some of its parameters.

Meyers Manx has unveiled the version 2.0 of its classic buggy, scheduled for early production tests next year and mass production in 2024. Here are some of its parameters.

Unlike the original Manx buggy from the 1960s (see video), the EV no longer rides on a Volkswagen Beetle chassis. Instead, it features an aluminum monocoque cabin and has independent rear suspension, regenerative rotor brakes, electric power steering and rear-wheel drive, just like its predecessor. The wheelbase is also nearly the same at just above two meters (6.5 feet).

Buyers of the Meyers Manx 2.0 will get two battery sizes to choose from, 20 and 40 kilowatt-hours. In both cases, the vehicle will be driven by dual electric motors mounted on the rear axle. The driving range is estimated at 241 km (150 miles) for the smaller battery pack and twice that for the larger one. Fast charging will be a paid option.

The top spec will be able to hit the wheels with 202 PS (200 hp / 150 kW) and 325 Nm (240 lb-ft) of torque, sprinting from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under five seconds. This version will weigh no more than 750 kilograms (1,653 lbs) with the battery pack included. While not bad, it still falls behind the ICE-powered classic with its 550 kilos (1,212 lbs) of curb weight.

Based on the photos, the novelty will be styled close to the original except for distinctly modern taillights and a removable hardtop where a tent used to be.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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