Congratulations to designer Robin Hall of Head Engineering (other cars on his CV include FBS Census, Edge Devil and Wells Vertige) who was recently awarded the Nick Carpenter Innovation Award at the CENEX/LCV show for his Mika Meon e.

A happy looking Robin Hall (centre) with his award, presented by Ariel’s Simon Saunders (far right).

One of two new beach buggies from Robin; an electric one and a more conversion air-cooled one, the Meon was developed in association with Ed Morton at Pie Valley and Dr Nick Mason at Ecoclassics.

The ‘e’ features a 22kWh battery pack with and integrated electric drive unit producing 160kW giving a range of around 100 miles and 214bhp. That power really will catapult a beach buggy into a new age! A 0-60mph time of 3.5-seconds is rapid.

A rapid charging facility gives the possibility of a full charge in twenty minutes.

The prestigious Carpenter Award is named in honour of Nick Carpenter the late technical director and co-founder and Delta Motorsports.

Prices for the Meon e start at £75,000. More from or call 01926 810 283 ENDS.