According to Road & Track, Morgan will show off the EV3, a new electric version of their 3-wheeler, at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The Morgan 3 Wheeler, one of our favorite anachronisms, is officially getting a modern reinvention. Morgan is set to debut a “near production-ready version” of the electric EV3 at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, according to Autocar. Morgan first showed off a prototype of the electric 3 Wheeler, shown above, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last summer.
One of the biggest problems with any electric or hybrid car is the weight of the lithium-ion batteries, but Morgan claims to have shaved weight off of the V-Twin-powered 3 Wheeler. The prototype EV3 is said to weigh just 1036 lbs to the standard 3 Wheeler’s 1157 lbs, and Morgan claims the production EV3 will be even lighter.
Morgan also says the production EV3 will be more powerful than the prototype’s 75 horsepower and 96 lb.-ft. of torque. The electric motor is mounted at the rear and Morgan claims a 150-mile range.
As we reported a few weeks ago, Morgan is working on a number of alternative and hybrid powertrain models. The technologies developed through this project will be introduced progressively on Morgan’s range of hand-built sports cars from 2019, with hybrid propulsion available on all of its models by the end of the decade. The advantages in terms of performance, fuel economy and refinement are expected to increase demand across its most important markets in the UK and across Europe. This will result in a growth of the workforce at the Malvern factory and within the partnering companies.
Read further details in the article at Road & Track.