Even the Moke revival is going all-electric beginning 2022

It’ll get a 44hp e-motor driving the rear wheels
by Greg Potts | Oct 17, 2021
PHOTO: Moke International Limited

There’s a new version of the reborn Moke that we first saw back in September 2020, and this time, it’s all-electric. The purists will love this one…

Moke International—the company that acquired the rights back in 2015—says that a 44hp electric motor now powers the rear wheels. There’s no word on the size of the battery, but the Moke EV will manage 143km of range on a single charge. It’ll take four hours of plugging in to replenish said battery, and top speed is just 100kph.

Side view of the Moke

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There’s regenerative braking and power steering, too, as well as aluminum body panels that help keep the weight down (although it still tips the scales at 800kg).

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Here’s the kicker, though, because while the combustion-engined reborn Moke started at around £20,000 (P1.4 million), the EV will up the price of entry to £29,150 (P2.03 million) before taxes or any plug-in car grants. Yikes. Oh, and this new electric Moke will be the only version you can buy after January 1, 2022. Yep, it’s going EV-only. Thoughts, Internet?

Moke on the streets

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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