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Morgan EV3 at the Geneva International Car Show: Three-wheeler with electric drive

Morgan is unveiling its first electric model at the Geneva Car Show. The Brits went for a three-wheeler, to be released as the EV3.

The three-wheeler, which is currently celebrating its world debut at the Geneva International Car Show, will retain its classic form, despite the electric engine powering it. It will be hitting forecourts from Q4 2016.

Morgan EV3 with 240 km range

The archaic V2 engine from the "conventional" three-wheeler will make way for a modern electric motor. The liquid-cooled 46 kW motor will power the single rear wheel. Its energy comes from a 20 kWh lithium battery. The half-tonne Morgan should go from nought to 100 km/h in around 9 seconds, going on to reach a high speed of 145 km/h. Range from one charge is cited as being around 240 km.

The basis of the Morgan EV3 is a steel trellis frame, upon which the standard wooden frame sits. For the first time ever, Morgan is using a carbon fibre laminate panels to cover the frame.

The aesthetics of the Morgan EV3 are heavily influenced by the three-wheeler we all know. However as the front must forgo the idiosyncratic V2, a radiator grille and third headlight provide a new look. The dashboard is a wonderful mix of retro elements with modern digital displays, all embedded in precious wood and aluminium.

There are no concrete figures for the price yet, but one can expect that the Morgan EV Beim will be in the same price segment as the conventional three-wheeler.

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1 March 2016
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