Munro Vehicles, a volume electric vehicle (EV) production company in Scotland; a manufacturer of all-electric 4x4s, has unveiled its second model, the Mk_1 Pick-Up, at the Fully Charged Live North event held from May 19th to 21st, 2023.
The Mk_1 Pick-Up follows closely behind the successful launch of Munro's MK_1 Truck in December of last year. This versatile and capable pick-up truck represents an important milestone in Munro's strategic mission to address the growing global demand for electric vehicles. Similar to the Munro MK_1 Truck, the MK_1 Pick-Up offers unique capabilities that allow customers in demanding industries such as mining, construction, utilities, agriculture, and defence to meet their imminent decarbonisation targets without compromising performance.
Munro CEO and Co-Founder Russell Peterson confirmed that the MK_1 Pick-Up has already received over 200 orders, including three from FTSE 100 companies and ten from FTSE 250 companies. Priced from £49,995 Ex VAT, deliveries of the MK_1 Pick-Up are set to begin later this year. The strong demand for both the MK_1 Pick-Up and the MK_1 Truck has prompted Munro to expedite its search for larger premises in order to meet customer expectations.
“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,” continues Peterson,” says Peterson.
“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.”
A EV pickup for commerce and public services
The Munro MK_1 Pick-Up was unveiled in a visually striking Munro yellow paint finish, showcasing its purposeful design. Like all models in the Munro MK_1 range, the pick-up combines the rugged reliability and easy repairability of a full-time 4x4 mechanical drivetrain with an advanced electric powertrain, ensuring exceptional performance in all weather and terrain conditions while producing zero tailpipe emissions.
The spacious rear bed of the Munro MK_1 Pick-Up can accommodate a 1050 kg Euro Pallet payload. The Performance model boasts a maximum braked towing capacity of 3,500kg, making it effortless to haul various cargoes such as farm implements, livestock, construction equipment, and disaster relief supplies.
Equipped with a powerful electric drivetrain producing a peak power output of 375 / 280kw and an instantly available 700Mn / 516ft-lb of torque, the Munro MK_1 Pick-Up can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in just 4.9 seconds. The vehicle also offers a 220KW electric motor and a choice of Utility and Range variants.
Charging the 82.4kWh battery from 15 to 80% can be done quickly using a 100kW DC charger in just 36 minutes. With a fully charged battery, the MK_1 Pick-Up has a range of over 190 miles, allowing it to operate off-road for up to 16 hours on a single charge.
Designed, engineered, and manufactured in Britain, the Munro represents the first light vehicle to enter production in Scotland in over four decades.
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