Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric brings back the dune buggy for EV era

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The traditional Meyers Manx dune buggy has returned as an EV. The brand new Meyers Manx 2.0 Electrical is scheduled to make its public debut subsequent week through the Quail, A Motorsports Gathering at Monterey Automobile Week.

Designed by Freeman Thomas, whose résumé consists of the Volkswagen New Beetle and the unique Audi TT, the Meyers Manx 2.0 retains a lot of the unique look with some trendy updates similar to LED lighting. Thomas and enterprise capitalist Phillip Sarofim purchased the enterprise from Manx creator Bruce Meyers earlier than the latter’s dying in 2021.

Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric

Meyers Manx 2.0 Electrical

 

The corporate plans to supply base 20-kwh and non-compulsory 40-kwh battery packs, affording an estimated 150 miles and 300 miles of vary, respectively. No matter pack measurement, the Manx 2.0 Electrical will get two electrical motors, each powering the rear wheels.

Output is not quoted for the 20-kwh model, however the 40-kwh model has a claimed 202 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque, permitting for 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. A 6-kw AC onboard charger is normal, whereas DC quick charging is non-compulsory.

Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric

Meyers Manx 2.0 Electrical

 

In contrast to the unique Meyers Manx, which was primarily based on a modified VW Beetle platform with fiberglass bodywork, the brand new model has a bespoke aluminum monocoque. That retains curb weight to a claimed 1,500 lb for the 20-kwh model and 1,650 lb for the 40-kwh model. Electrical energy steering, four-wheel disc brakes, unbiased rear suspension, and an electrical parking brake are included.

The Meyers Manx firm plans to ship 50 automobiles to clients in 2023 in a “beta” program. Chosen by the corporate, these clients can be requested to supply suggestions for the ultimate manufacturing model, which is not slated to succeed in clients till 2024. Pricing hasn’t been mentioned.

Monterey Automobile Week runs Aug. 12-21. For extra information, head over to our devoted hub.

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