Munro Vehicles launches second model
Manufacturer of all-electric 4x4s, Munro Vehicles has launched its second model, the Mk_1 Pick-up at Fully Charged Live North.
The Scottish-based manufacturer follows the Munro MK_1 Truck, which was launched last December. Aimed at customers operating in challenging sectors, it can be used for areas such as mining, construction, utilities, agriculture, and defence to meet decarbonisation targets, without compromising on performance, it said.
Launched as a ‘Performance’ model in a yellow paint finish, the Munro MK_1 Pick-Up has a full-time 4×4 mechanical drivetrain for all terrains, with an electric powertrain to ensure no tailpipe emissions. The rear bed of the vehicle accommodates a 1050kg Euro Pallet payload, while the Performance model has a 3,500kg maximum braked towing capacity for haulage of any cargo from farm implements and livestock to construction and disaster relief equipment.
The vehicle produces a peak power output of 375/280kW, and accelerates to 60mph in 4.9 seconds. Replenishing the 82.4kWh battery from 15 to 80% can be undertaken using a 100kW DC charger in 36 minutes. With a fully charged battery, the MK_1 has a range of more than 190 miles, enabling it to operate off-road for up to 16 hours on a single battery charge.
Munro CEO and Co-Founder Russell Peterson said: “We launched Munro to fill the significant gap in the market for an electric-powered, four-wheel-drive, utilitarian workhorse. Our vehicles are designed and engineered without compromise from clean sheet principles unimpeded by any existing architecture. The result is a rugged construction created for decades of service delivering ultimate, go-anywhere, off-road ability.
“The levels of positive feedback we have experienced from media and customers who have test driven the MK_1 Truck has been unprecedented and the response to the new MK_1 Pick-Up has been equally positive. This, and the 200 plus pre-orders we have taken across both the truck and Pick-Up models, gives us great confidence that the vehicles Munro has created are precisely what the market wants and needs and that we can play a key role in assisting those operating in challenging environments such as mining, construction, utilities, agriculture, and defence to meet imminent decarbonisation targets.
“This represents a significant global market opportunity and one which, with our financial partners, we are poised to fully exploit as we take the next strategic step and move towards the pre-production prototype stage.”