a much-loved 1960’s classic, the ‘mini MOKE’ is returning to production as an electric vehicle. originally based on the original MINI, the cult ‘car’ was first intended as a military vehicle, however, it made its name as a unique car / beach buggy back in the day. production of the ‘MOKE’ took place between 1964 and 1968 in england, and is still considered a much-loved car, while second-hand models can fetch good money at auctions.


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MOKE america is producing a brand new electric ‘E-MOKE’, and according to the manufacturer it will have a top speed of 25 mph and a range of 40 miles. it has been designed to function as a utility vehicle, similar to a golf cart, or a beach buggy on sand dunes, with the purpose of being a go-to summer ride. one with a naturally-aspirated engine is rumoured to follow, and will be capable of reaching 65 mph. both feature the iconic 1960’s styling that people came to know and love.

 

 

the ‘E-MOKE’ retains much of the styling-cues that made it a cult-car, from its four-seat layout and complete absence of a chassis, to its low ground clearance and small wheels. its interior refinements include increased leg room, weatherproof seats, power steering, safety rollbars, plus an upgraded sound system for trips to, and from, the seaside.

  • A) It looks like a primary school contest winner’s design. B) Those seats look like they are made for people who never remove earbuds or look up from their phones. C) Mostly, it is not a Meyers Manx.

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • Beach buggy? I think not. I drove a Moke on holiday once and it grounded on the tiniest hummock.

    Pete says:

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