Scottish startup Munro Vehicles has opened accepting orders for its first model, the Mark 1 electric SUV. It has a frame structure with continuous axles and is equipped with all-wheel drive with three differential locks. On a single charge, the Mark 1 is able to travel up to 270 kilometers. Its load capacity is a ton, and the maximum permissible trailer weight is 3.5 tons.
The Scottish startup Munro Vehicles calls its first model “a utilitarian electric 4×4 designed to transport people and equipment over difficult terrain.” The car is built on a steel ladder-type frame with continuous axles in front and rear.
The drive is full, with a two-speed transfer case and with three differential locks. The centerline is included in the standard equipment, while the inter-wheel ones are offered for an additional fee. To reduce repair costs, OEM parts are used in the suspension and brakes.
The Munro Mark 1 is powered by an electric motor with a capacity of 380 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque, powered by an 80.1-kilowatt-hour battery. When using a 22-kilowatt AC device, the SUV will charge in three hours (from 15 to 80%). From a fast column — in 36 minutes.
The range of the electric car in the combined cycle is 270 kilometers or about 16 hours of driving on unpaved roads. At the same time, he can take on board a cargo weighing one ton, plus he is able to tow a trailer weighing 3.5 tons.
The ground clearance of the Munro Mark 1 reaches 290 millimeters (under bridges, from the road to the bottom of the body — 450 mm), and the depth of the ford to be overcome is 1000 millimeters.
With a minimum price of 65,000 pounds, the SUV is addressed primarily to farmers and forestry. Munro plans to produce 50 cars next year, 500 in 2024, and 2500 in 2025. By 2030, the startup will reach an annual volume of 5 thousand copies.