Meyers Manx to launch electrical VW buggy

US carmaker Meyers Manx is bringing again the VW buggy of the Nineteen Sixties with an electrical drive. The Meyers Manx 2.0 Electrical is to be inbuilt a small collection of fifty models beginning in 2023, earlier than collection manufacturing is to start out in 2024.

The Meyers Manx 2.0 Electrical is powered by two electrical motors that collectively produce 150 kW. Two battery choices with 20 and 40 kWh capability are to permit ranges of as much as 240 and 480 kilometres respectively. A primary small collection of fifty models is deliberate for 2023, earlier than collection manufacturing is to start in 2024. Whether or not the car can even come to Europe is simply as unknown as the costs.

Like the unique, the two.0 Electrical has a rear-wheel drive. Though two electrical motors often stand for an electrical all-wheel drive, it’s completely different right here: every rear wheel has its personal motor. Collectively, the electrical motors produce 325 Nm of torque, which permits the buggy, which can be obtainable with a detachable roof, to speed up to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds – a minimum of on a floor with good grip, on sand it’d take a bit longer.

The essential mannequin with the 20 kWh battery is meant to have a barely decrease engine output, however the experiences don’t but specify this precisely. What is obvious is that charging takes place with as much as 6 kW AC, and a quick charger with 60 kW DC is on the market as an possibility.

In contrast to the VW Buggy of the Nineteen Sixties, there is no such thing as a VW expertise within the new car, of which a prototype is to be introduced in mid-August. In contrast to the 2019 research ID. Buggy based mostly on the MEB or the 60s mannequin with expertise from the Beetle, the Meyers Manx 2.0 Electrical is constructed with non-VW elements.

In fact, the bodywork shouldn’t be authentic from the 60s, however the resemblance to the Seashore Buggy is unmistakable. In spite of everything, Meyers Manx additionally constructed a VW Buggy with an inner combustion engine on the time – therefore the “2.0” within the mannequin designation.

Whereas the entrance design is sort of the identical as the unique, the deviations on the rear are higher. For instance, there are fashionable tail lights as a substitute of the unique VW Beetle components. The most important distinction: The rear trim is closed on the Meyers Manx 2.0 Electrical, whereas it was open within the Nineteen Sixties as a result of Beetle engine put in there. This offers a extra fashionable and restrained look.,,,

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