Electrification is slowly but surely making its way into both luxury and affordable passenger cars, as well as light commercial vehicles and even heavy trucks. But for rugged off-road applications in harsh environments, there’s a decided dearth of options. Emergency rescue, mining, remote infrastructure maintenance, and recreation operators have little choice if they want to convert their fleet to zero emission. That’s where Scottish start-up Munro comes into play.
The Glasgow-based manufacturer appeared on the scene in 2019 and is preparing to launch its first model, the Munro MK_1, in 2023. “My Co-founder Ross Anderson and I realised we have to do something about the environmental challenge,” says Russ Peterson, who also serves as Chief Executive. “We’ve managed to come up with a project that has a large impact on industries that have proven difficult to decarbonise. This is not just another electric SUV.”