Beach buggies seem to be enjoying a renaissance at the moment, with the new Coastrunner EV following all-electric revivals of the Mini Moke and Meyers Manx.

    It’s the product of Dutch company Savage Rivale, which previously created the Roadyacht GTS sports car and Mirage 18 GT superyacht.

    As reported by German publication Auto Motor und Sport, this open-air beach buggy is built on an aluminium space-frame chassis with a steel roll cage and protection bars. It has a fabric soft top, with no doors and a total of four seats.

    The Coastrunner EV weighs in at 800kg and has 215mm of ground clearance.

    It’s powered by a single, rear-mounted electric motor producing 50kW of power and 200Nm of torque.

    This is mated to two battery packs under the vehicle’s floor with a total capacity of 20kWh.

    Range is claimed to be approximately 200km, according to undisclosed testing standards, and the projected top speed is 120km/h.

    A complete battery charge is claimed to take 30 minutes, although it’s unclear what the maximum charging speed is.

    The interior is stripped-out and has a Volkswagen-sourced steering wheel, an analogue gauge cluster, an audio system, as well as blue, white, and wooden design elements.

    At the front there’s a space under the bonnet that can be equipped with a 60L fridge, and there’s a 250L luggage space on the rear shelf.

    The first 20 units of the Coastrunner EV can be ordered with client-specific specifications, such as the colour of the body, chassis and soft top. There are also options including surf and wakeboard brackets.

    Savage Rivale hasn’t revealed any pricing for the Coastrunner EV as of yet, but has said that there are only 14 build slots left for 2023.

    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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