Meyers is known for the Manx buggy, which was produced in the 60s and 70s and was based on the platform of the original Volkswagen Beetle. In 2000, the production of iconic buggies was restarted, and now it was decided to modernize the model by replacing the internal combustion engine with an electric propulsion system. The company abandoned the “cart” Beetle in favor of an aluminum monocoque. But the main feature of the electric buggy in the 2.0 version is an impressive range of 482 kilometers. This is more than the recent Kia EV6, which covers 410 kilometers without recharging.
Some characteristics of the future electric buggy are already known. For instance, it is listed as having an energy recovery system, quick-charge system, independent suspension, electric power steering, and two battery variants with 20 or 40 kilowatt-hours to choose from. Depending on the version, the range varies from 241 to 482 kilometers.
The first batch of battery-powered Manx will roll off the assembly line in 2023, and full-scale production will not start until 2024.
Source: Meyers Manx