Morris Commercial Teases Their Carbon Fiber-Bodied Electric Delivery Van

The Volkswagen ID Buzz isn’t the only retro-inspired electric van in the works as Morris Commercial has released the first teaser images of their upcoming JE.

Drawing inspiration from the Morris J-type van from the 1950’s, the JE is a light commercial vehicle which is billed as a “premium product with sensational styling, excellent functionality and a practical driving range for business and pleasure.”

While the words “commercial van” and “premium product” rarely go together, Morris Commercial isn’t kidding as they confirmed the JE will have a carbon fiber body and a lightweight modular architecture. This promises to make the JE one of the lightest commercial vans on the market.

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Little else is known about the model, but the company said it will have a “state-of-the-art” electric powertrain that uses a lithium-ion battery pack. The startup also revealed the JE is not a replica, but rather a “fun, funky and contemporary” reimagining of the J-type. The company went on to say the JE will be “eye-catching” and appealing to businesses who champion the environment and are seeking an eco-friendly delivery vehicle that will turn heads.

A lot of questions remain, but Morris Commercial recently completed an engineering prototype and it will be unveiled this fall. There’s no word on when the production model will be launched, but CEO Dr. Qu Li said the JE has been in development for the past two years and has already “undergone extensive road testing.” He went on to say the company still has a “little way to go to bring the project to full production, but we have the team and the product to make this an enormous success.”

  • COOL.

    • Smith

      STOP SHOUTING IDIOT, use lower case letters, you look like a total moron.

      • MarketAndChurch

        maybe he identifies as a shouter, we need to be shout-positive and inclusive of all types of typing.

        • europeon

          I FULLY AGREE.

      • Six Thousand Times

        Breathe in…and out… In…and…out…

  • MarketAndChurch

    Looks super sweet, hope hipsters and millennial’s don’t ruin this for me.

    • Smith

      Think the price will ruin it, not hipsters, whatever they are!

      • MarketAndChurch

        Watch a few van life videos on youtube lol, there’s a growing number of people, especially young people, getting into this movement, and a lot who are interested in more premium options. Including myself lol, but I’m also more interested in getting a camper for when the new Bronco comes out, like the OregonTrail’R Terra Drop Alpha.

        • Mill0048

          LOL, The “OregonTrail’R Terra Drop Alpha” sounds like a Japanese anime robot. I had to Google it. Looks nice though!

          • MarketAndChurch

            heh it actually kind of does lol. Yeah I want it so that I can stay over night at the beach after a fishing or crabbing trip without needing a hotel.

        • Smith

          You probably wish GM still made the Aztek! Anyway stick with the Bronco as this van will be twice the price and is only a delivery van. Would be three times the price as a camper.

          • MarketAndChurch

            That will probably be the case :/

  • MarketAndChurch

    You’re a tad sensitive Smith, but just a tad.

  • Donald Ducko

    Electric cars today are like early solar lights. You buy them with all these hopes and dreams only to find out they suck. The range is won’t be what they promise, the repair costs won’t be lower, etc. I won’t even get into the problem of them not being greener or where lithium is mined. Not to mention power generation like wind turbines whose blades can’t be recycled. 720,000 tons of the crap will have to be buried over the next decade in America alone. Green my a$$.

    • GOOD LORD YOU’RE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HATER. NO ONE IS FORCING YOU TO BUY AN EV.

      • Smith

        You really need to stop typing with upper case. Are you so stup!d that you do not know that is a sign of shouting. You really should shut up and talk quietly.

        • Six Thousand Times

          Relax, it’s been his deal for years and years. None of us regulars care anymore.

  • Six Thousand Times
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