Revealed at the Geneva Motorshow earlier this year, with the EV3 Morgan takes a look at the world of zero emissions motoring from an entirely different perspective, bringing a bespoke, hand-crafted touch.
The Morgan EV3 is a new chapter for 107 year old Morgan Motor Company as the business embraces new technology, whilst aiming to deliver driving excitement and traditional British craftsmanship.
Production of the EV3 is pegged for late 2016. Weighing in at less than 500kg, the all-electric 3 Wheeler has a range of 150 miles with expected performance figures of 0-62mph in less than 9 seconds and a top speed in excess of 90mph.
The retro looking body hides is a tubular space frame chassis with a 20KWh Lithium Battery and a liquid cooled 46kW motor driving the rear wheel.
Taking inspiration from 1930’s aero- engine race cars, classic motorcycles and 1950’s fantasy automatons, the face of the EV3 is designed to function. Brass conductive cooling fins encase the batteries and an off-centre tri-bar headlight adds to the overall asymmetry of the design. In another first, the EV3 is the first Morgan vehicle to utilise composite carbon body panels.
In a recent Instagram post the car firm teased a revised nose for the car now sporting an extra headlamp.
In a recent project update, the Malvern based business offered an insight into the cars development describing it as one of the “most exciting activities undertaken by Morgan for many years”.
The development has required expansion of the R & D Engineering team as the business gains experience in electric car technology.
Morgan has been working with Coventry based Potenza Ltd, a long established expert in Electric Vehicle Manufacturing sector from the inception of project with both parties adding to the design.
Potenza will be manufacturing the 120 volt battery and adding the high voltage system to the vehicle at their factory in Coventry.
In the project update Morgan stated;
“The Vehicle Certification Authority (VCA) has been contacted to ensure the new vehicle complies with government and regulatory requirements
We are in the process of building the first two pre-production vehicles at Pickersleigh Road, and will be following a vigorous new product introduction (NPI) process to ensure a right first time vehicle is achieved. This NPI process will be rolled out to all future models.”