Munro welcomes UK transport secretary to East Kilbride base

Munro CEO Russell Peterson and transport secretary Mark Harper

MUNRO Vehicles, a manufacturer of all-electric 4x4s, has received a visit from UK transport secretary Mark Harper as part of his Scottish tour of innovative transport manufacturers.

“UK manufacturing and innovation is at the heart of our plans to decarbonise transport,” Mark Harper said. “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.”

Munro co-founder and head of technology Ross Anderson added, “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 HQ, are Founder Editions. The first vehicle, a black truck, is being built to Munro’s Range specification, equipped with 220kW of power and 600Nm of torque. 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 pick-up, constructed in the ultimate Performance guise. It features a 280kW battery, 700Nm 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 model that integrates the ‘rugged reliability and repairability’ of a full-time 4×4 mechanical drivetrain with an advanced electric powertrain, resulting in zero tailpipe emissions.

The rear bed accommodates a 1,050kg Euro Pallet payload, while the Performance model boasts a maximum braked towing capacity of 3,500kg, making it ‘ideal’ for transporting items such as construction machinery.

The Munro MK_1 can recharge from 15% to 80% battery capacity in just 36 minutes using a 100kW DC charger. A fully charged battery provides a range exceeding 190 miles.