TORONTO, May 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EV Technology Group Ltd. (the “Company” or “EV Technology Group”) (NEO: EVTG, DE:B96A) announces today that production of the first fully Electric MOKE vehicle has been completed by MOKE International Limited (“MOKE International”) following investments by EV Technology Group in both MOKE International and its UK manufacturing partner.
EV Technology Group is an investor in, and strategic partner of, MOKE International, the official producer of MOKE vehicles since it acquired the original 1964 trademark and started production in 2015. The MOKE is an iconic car, first made famous by the likes of James Bond and Brigitte Bardot in the 1960s following which it became popular in destinations including the South of France, Australia and the Caribbean. With the release of this ground-breaking Electric MOKE, MOKE brings its iconic brand into the carbon-free future.
The Electric MOKE has been in design and development for over 3 years. It is being manufactured in the United Kingdom to the highest quality standards and is currently completing homologation testing requirements in Spain.
The first ‘Wave Blue’ Electric MOKE came off the production line today and will also be available in 4 additional launch colours, chosen to reflect its spiritual home next to clear waters and golden beaches. With the range expected to be officially verified as 120km, from a European-made lithium battery, the Electric MOKE is predominantly made from European parts, enabling tariff free export into the EU. The first production car is being shipped for demonstration purposes at Casa MOKE, MOKE France SAS’ flagship store in St Tropez, a legendary town on the French Riviera with a long historic association with the brand.
The Electric MOKE, now in production
“Seeing the first Electric MOKE vehicle come off the production line is a momentous step,” said Wouter Witvoet, Chief Executive Officer of EV Technology Group. “The MOKE is truly iconic and we are seeing high demand for this electric variant – particularly in the South of France. We are excited to be backing MOKE and helping take the first iconic brand in our portfolio into an electric future”.
“This is something very special,” said Isobel Dando, Chief Executive Officer of MOKE International. “The Electric MOKE Electric has been assembled in the UK to the highest of standards, following years of detailed design and development work. The Electric MOKE keeps true to the heart of the brand, but its electrification makes this a vehicle that is ready for the future”.
“This moment signals the next great chapter in MOKE’s extraordinary legacy. From the moment MOKE International brought the marque home to the UK we have been committed to delivering MOKE’s unique marriage of fun and freedom under clean-air power,” continued Isobel Dando. “These cars are now in production at our partner’s state-of-the-art UK facility and ready for delivery to customers. We are proud to ensure the legacy of one of Britain’s best loved and most compelling automotive icons through electrification.”
EV Technology Group
EV Technology Group was founded in 2021 with the vision to electrify iconic brands – and the mission of redefine the joy of motoring for the electric age. By acquiring iconic brands and bringing beloved motoring experiences to the electric age, EV Technology Group is driving the EV revolution forward. Backed by a diversified team of passionate entrepreneurs, engineers and driving enthusiasts, EV Technology Group creates value for its customers by owning the total customer experience — acquiring and partnering with iconic brands with significant growth potential in unique markets, and controlling end-to-end capabilities. To learn more visit: https://evtgroup.com/
MOKE and the MOKE logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of MOKE International Limited in the European Union and other territories. MOKE International, a company registered in England, is the only manufacturer of genuine MOKE vehicles worldwide. The mark was acquired from Casti S.p.A. and derives from the original 1964 British Motor Corporation registration. MOKE France is the official French licensee. For more information visit: https://mokeinternational.com
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