Sitting alongside the special 4/4 edition at Morgan’s stand in Geneva is the new EV3, which will become the company’s first zero-emission vehicle.
It was inspired from the 1930s aero-engine race cars and classic motorcycles and from the 1950’s “fantasy automatons”, as Morgan explains, and uses composite carbon panels for the bonnet, tonneau cover and side pods, while the rest of the body was constructed from aluminum panels.
All of these lightweight materials help the new EV3 tip the scale at just under 500 kg (1,102 lbs), compared the standard 3 Wheeler, which weighs 525 kg (1,157 lbs), while inside, Morgan’s engineers and designers worked together to add wood, brass and polished aluminum trim, a digital screen and classic “magneto” switch for the drive selection.
The Morgan EV3 has a 46kW electric motor to drive the single rear wheel, which takes juice from a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery. The total driving range promised is around 240 km (150 miles), while zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) will be completed in 9 seconds and top speed stands at 145 km/h (90 mph). A sales date and production details have yet to be announced.