MUNRO Vehicles, a manufacturer of all-electric 4x4s and Scotland’s only volume production car company, last month received a visit from Secretary of State for Transport Mark Harper as part of his Scottish tour of innovative transport manufacturers.

Mr Harper said: “UK manufacturing and innovation is at the heart of our plans to decarbonise transport.

"It was really encouraging to see the work Munro Vehicles is doing to decarbonise off-road vehicles, helping grow the economy by creating hundreds of skilled jobs.”

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Ross Anderson, Munro co-founder and head of technology,said: “The team and I are proud to showcase the engineering and passion behind the creation of these all-terrain electric vehicles.

"As a small team we’ve been making strides to begin manufacturing sustainable transport within Scotland.” 

The initial two Munro MK_1 customer vehicles, hand-assembled at the brand’s East Kilbride headquarters in Scotland, are Founder Editions. The first vehicle, a black truck, is being built to Munro’s range specification, equipped with 220 kW of power and 600 Nm of torque.

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The truck offers an estimated 190-mile range and has a braked towing capacity of 2.5 tonnes. The second vehicle is a gloss-white pickup, featuring a 280 kW battery, 700 Nm of torque, a 3.5-tonne towing capacity, and an estimated range of 190 miles.

The Munro MK_1 is described as a groundbreaking electric-powered, four-wheel-drive workhorse that seamlessly integrates the rugged reliability and repairability of a full-time 4x4 mechanical drivetrain with an advanced electric powertrain, resulting in zero tailpipe emissions.