Moke International has announced the very first all-electric Moke, with plans for all models to be electric by 2022.
The manufacturers says its first EV will make the experience of these marque vehicles “more fun” with a powertrain that can accelerate up to 34mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 62mph.
With a maximum power output of 33kW, the new EV will have a range of 89 miles and will be able to charge fully in around 4 hours.
Prices for Moke’s first EV will begin at £29,150 with deliveries expected for summer 2022.
Isobel Dando, CEO of Moke International, commented: “Moke going electric secures the appeal of one of Britain’s best loved marques for many generations to come. Moke’s marriage of fun, personality and open air thrills will only be enhanced through the performance and silent running of an electric powertrain. We are proud to write a new chapter in one of British automotive folklore’s best love stories.”
From 1st January 2022, it will no longer be possible to order internal combustion engine Mokes, with the brand claiming to be the first legacy manufacturer in the world to go fully electric.
According to Moke, the decision to go electric “reflects consistent customer demand for an evocation of one of the best loved vehicles in the world ready for the pressing global requirement for clean-air powertrains.”
All electric Mokes will be manufactured in the marque’s home, the United Kingdom at a state-of-the-art facility operated by the Fablink Group. The company is headquartered in Northamptonshire, and all models will be manufactured by a team with history of working with leading OEMs, such as Jaguar Land Rover and Morgan.
Moke said this long-term strategic commitment to UK manufacturing has been made enabled by UK government grant funding from the Niche Vehicle Network, alongside the recent trade deal which allows UK automotive businesses tariff-free access to EU markets, based on defined rules of origin. The company has reaffirmed its commitment to the UK with the creation of a number of key jobs in commercial functions.