You’ll be hard pressed to find a more self-contradictory car in the market than Mogran’s new EV3 that will be revealed in pre-production trim at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday.
While from the outside, the three-wheeler looks like it belongs to the first half of the 20th century, with Morgan itself stating that it draws inspiration from “1930’s aero-engine race cars, classic motorcycles and 1950’s fantasy automatons”, it’s anything but that under the skin.
The EV3 is not only the first Morgan vehicle to utilize composite carbon panels in its body construction, including the bonnet, tonneau cover and side pods, with the rest of the car made from aluminum panels, helping keep the weight under 500kg (1,102 lbs), it’s also the firm’s first ever zero-emissions electric car.
Enclosed within the tubular space frame chassis are a 20KWh Lithium Battery that offers a driving range of 150 miles (241 km/h) and a liquid cooled 46kW electric motor driving the single rear wheel, with the EV3 managing the 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint in under 9 seconds and achieving a top speed in in excess of 90mph (+145 km/h).
Production details, including a sales date, should be announced in Geneva.