The Morgan EV3, set to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2016, is Morgan’s first electric car. It will enter into production during the fourth quarter of 2016. Its a product of a £6 million investment made by the British government.
The Morgan EV3 is built into the platform of the Morgan Three Wheeler. It offers zero emissions motoring from an entirely different perspective. A mixture of old-world styling with modern technology! We have already seen the EV3 midway through last year when it was slightly less polished and not quite production ready.
The project has moved on since. The Morgan EV3 weighs in at less than 500 kg with a range of approximately 150 miles. The mixture of reduced weight and instant power allows the EV3 to reach 62 mph in just 9 seconds with a top speed in excess of 90 mph.
The liquid cooled motor puts out 46kW with a 20KWh Lithium Battery. Power is routed to the rear wheel. Brass conductive cooling fins encase the batteries.
The Morgan EV3 is the first Morgan to utilise composite carbon panels in its body construction. The carbon bonnet, tonneau cover and side pods are all made in the UK, and combine with aluminium panels and Morgan’s traditional hand worked ash wood frame. An off-centre tri-bar headlight complete the look.
Inside, the Morgan EV3 gets an entirely new dashboard arrangement. A classic ‘magneto’ switch helps shift between drive modes, Morgan fit a digital screen and include wood, brass and polished aluminium.
With funding now in place, Morgan will be creating further EV and hybrid vehicles in the future.