The coolest electric car this summer: The Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric beach buggy

The iconic Meyers beach buggy is making a return and this time it has an electric powertrain bringing it into the 21st century. The Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric offers all the styling and chic of the original that was first seen in 1964 and built by Bruce Meyers. 

Meyers saw much success with his business but it was sold in 2020 to new owners, Trousdale Ventures, who renamed the company Meyers Manx, LLC. Unfortunately, Meyers passed away last year at 94 but his classic design lives on, and follows in the footsteps of the electric Moke beach car. 

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The new electric beach buggy has been designed by Freeman Thomas, the CEO of Meyers Manx LLC. Thomas is well known for his design work including the Volkswagen Concept 1 which went on to become the modern version of the Beetle 10 years ago.

This new electric vehicle (EV) will be offered with a choice of 20kWh and 40kWh batteries. These in turn deliver a range of 150 miles (241km) and 300 miles (483km) respectively. 

The new Meyers Manx electric beach buggy weighs 680kg (20kWh battery) or 750kg (40kWh battery) making it one of the lightest electric vehicles available. The larger battery model will offer up to 202bhp with 240lb/ft of torque.

The low weight makes it an efficient car that can hit 0-60mph (0-97kph) in just four and half seconds. The first 50 vehicles are expected to be delivered in 2023. This truly is the ultimate summer car for fun and adventures, and we want one. 

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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