classical buggy the dunes of Meyers Manx, which have been around since the 60s, just won the version 100% electricMeyers Manx 2.0, which combines original design nostalgia with electric vehicle technology.
Meyers Manx was active from 1964 to 1971 before returning to the market in 2000. In 2020, the company was bought by investor Philip Sarofim. New electric buggy Meyers Manx 2.0 is the first original product not only since the acquisition, but also since the company’s launch almost 60 years ago.
The Meyers Manx 2.0 electric buggy constructor is the same as the New Beetle
To give the old buggy a touch of modernity, the company hired designer Freeman Thomas, known for designing the original Audi TT, as well as Volkswagen’s New Beetle. I really liked the result, which resembles the original but has a much more modern look.
From the front, it is very reminiscent of the original buggy, but at the back, instead of the traditional exposed engine, there are only LED lights. The two engines, one for each wheel, are at the rear, but as mentioned, they are no longer visible from the outside.
The video below, posted by CNet on their channel, shows the new Meyers Manx 2.0 electric buggy.
The Meyers Manx 2.0 has two models, one with a 20 kWh battery with a range of 150 miles (241.4 km) or a 40 kWh battery with a range of 300 miles (482 km). In addition, it also has good acceleration, reaching 96 km/h in just 4.5 seconds.