Moke: Cult Convertible Now with Electric Drive

Moke: Cult Convertible Now with Electric Drive

Moke International, a British company renowned for its open-top leisure vehicle, is set to introduce an electric version of its iconic vehicle in 2022. The new electric Moke aims to offer a range of 120 kilometers and is now available for pre-order.

Historical Background:

Originating in the 1960s as a military vehicle based on the classic Austin Mini, the Moke quickly gained popularity as a versatile four-seater leisure vehicle, especially in regions with abundant sunshine and high temperatures.

Electric Debut and Recent Developments:

In 2018, the Moke made its debut as an electric car in Paris, under the initiative of a French company. However, information about this project became scarce thereafter. At the end of 2021, Moke International, the claimant of the brand and vehicle rights, announced that production of the small four-seater would transition entirely to electric vehicles starting from January 2022. The first electric Moke deliveries are scheduled for November 2022.

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Key Features and Specifications:

The electric Moke is expected to weigh only 800 kilograms and will be equipped with a rear-axle electric motor capable of producing a maximum output of 33 kW (45 hp) and 130 Nm of torque. With a top speed of 80 km/h, the lightweight design and power output are well-suited for the vehicle’s intended use. However, details regarding the storage capacity of the lithium-ion battery have not been provided. The charging time for a full battery using a type 2 connector is estimated to be four hours. Subsequently, the vehicle can achieve a range of 120 kilometers. Consequently, the electric Moke is primarily intended for short-distance travel, such as trips to the beach or commuting to holiday homes or resorts.

Price Range and Reservation:

The electric Moke is priced at £29,150 (approximately €33,450) in the UK, with a base price of €23,990 in France (inclusive of a €6,000 French electric car bonus). In the United States, the Moke starts at $32,900, excluding taxes. Interested customers can reserve the Moke with a deposit of €990, £990, or $990, depending on the market. Additionally, Moke International offers left-hand drive variants to cater to export markets, including the European Union and other countries.


The electric Moke represents a significant milestone in Moke International’s history, ensuring the enduring appeal of one of Britain’s most beloved car brands for future generations. With its emission-free operation and suitability for local travel in favorable weather conditions, the electric Moke offers an environmentally friendly and stylish transportation option, albeit at a starting price of approximately €30,000.