Moke will go electric

The classic beach buggy will be updated with a new electric motor.

If you thought the Mokes weren't modern enough, well don't you worry, because Moke International has recently announced the from 1st January 2022, you will only be able to order Mokes with electric motors.

CEO of MOKE International Isobel Dando expressed enthusiasm that the holidaymakers' buggy was getting the conversion treatment: "MOKE going electric secures the appeal of one of Britain's best loved marques for many generations to come. MOKE’s marriage of fun, personality and open air thrills will only be enhanced through the performance and silent running of an electric powertrain. We are proud to write a new chapter in one of British automotive folklore’s best love stories."

With an electric motor, the Moke can do 0-34 in 4.5 seconds, and it has a range of 89 miles, which means that you'll have enough charge to reach Brighton if you go from London or Southampton. However, you will have to wait 4 hours for the car to charge fully.

The thing that concerns me most is the price: even though it may be a beach buggy, prices for the electric Moke start from £29,150, which is quite a lot for a car with no doors. You could buy it if you have the money and if you go to the beach regularly, but I'd rather wait till Dacia Spring Electric is available.

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