from mb.com.ph, by Pinky Concha Colmenares
MANILA, Philippines — The vintage World War 2 jeep is gearing up for today’s world, powered by an electric engine that will not contribute to air pollution. This jeep can run from 50 to 100 kms after an eight-hour full charge (depending on number of passengers and terrain traveled).
Welcome, the electric jeep, a twin of the Willy’s MB which will be powered by a 4-kilowatt, 48-volt electric motor deriving energy from eight units 6-volt batteries. Its manufacturer – MD Juan Enterprises – calls it the eMB.
The new model of the vintage MacArthur jeep, the latest product of MD Juan Enterprises and PhUV, Inc., made it debut last week at the Philippine Die and Mould Association exhibit at the World Trade Center. The body of the electric MB was made using locally-made dies and moulds and manufactured in MD Juan’s stamping plant.