It seems that beach strollers are slowly coming back into fashion in the electric era. Following the return of the Meyers Manx and Mini Mokethere’s a little newcomer from the Netherlands: the Coastrunner EV.
The electric buggy was designed by Savage Rivale, the Dutch brand behind the 2009 GTS Roadyacht sports car and the yacht Mirage 18GT. This one is quite different from their previous work, resembling a doorless SUV with an open-air cabin and 215mm (8.5in) ground clearance.
The Coastrunner is based on an aluminum Spaceframe chassis, with a steel roll bar around the cabin and steel bars at both ends. The lightweight structure and composite body mean the buggy tips the scales at 800 kg (1,764 lbs). The design is quite modern with sculpted fenders, thick side sills, LED lights, a canvas roof that can be folded, and sturdy bumpers with skid plates.
The exposed, sealed cabin has four seats, an audio system, a three-spoke steering wheel with buttons from the VW Group, an infotainment touchscreen and an analog instrument cluster. Wood accents on the dashboard, floors and rear shelf accentuate the yacht atmosphere, while the frunk can house a 60 liter fridge for your snacks and drinks.
Power comes from a single rear-mounted electric motor that produces 67 PS (50 kW / 68 hp) and 200 Nm (147.5 lb-ft) of torque enabling a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). A 20 kWh battery mounted on the ground offers a range of approximately 200 km (124 miles). According to the company, a full charge only takes 30 minutes, although the type of charger was not specified.
Savage Rivale didn’t announce pricing for the Coastrunner EV, but said production is already underway with 13 build slots remaining for 2023.
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H/T at Auto Motor Und Sport