Morgan launched a highly attractive presentation video of its very first production electric vehicle called Morgan EV3, already introduced to enthusiastic audiences at the Geneva Motor Show.
Let us quickly remind you that this is the restyled, final pre-production phase of the Phase 1 concept EV3, which was soft-launched at last year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Based on Morgan 3 Wheeler, it weighs less than 500kg and reaches 240 kilometers on a single charge. The 20 kWh Lithium Battery and a liquid cooled 46kW motor driving the rear wheel take the car from zero to 100 km/h in less than 9 seconds, reaching a top speed in excess of 144 km/h – which is quite a lot, when you consider the drive is not all that comfortable.
Morgan EV3 is the first vehicle by Morgan that utilises composite carbon panels in its body construction. The carbon bonnet, tonneau cover and side pods are – much like the remaining aluminium panels – hand worked over an ash wood frame.
According to the company, the EV3 will go into production in the fourth quarter of 2016, delivering ten production units, with more to follow next year.
With EV3, the Morgan Motor Company will certainly not end its expansion into the world of EVs and PEVs, as it plans to prepare a few more hybrid and full EV vehicles in the next few years.
The price of the EV3 is expected to be comparable to the petrol 3 Wheeler.