Morgan has officially unveiled the Plus E concept at the Geneva Motor Show. It features a 160 bhp (120 kW / 162 PS) electric motor which allows it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.0 seconds.
Morgan has officially unveiled the Plus E concept at the Geneva Motor Show.
Designed to gauge consumer interest, the prototype is based on the Plus 8 but features a Zytek electric motor and a lithium-ion battery which enables it to travel up to 120 miles (193 km) on a single charge.
All told, the motor develops 160 bhp (120 kW / 162 PS) and 380 Nm (280 lb/ft) of torque. It is connected to a five-speed manual transmission which allows the 1,250 kg (2,756 lbs) roadster to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.0 seconds and hit a top speed of 115 mph (185 km/h).
According to Morgan's operations director Steve Morris, "We wanted to see how much fun you can have in an electric sports car, so we have built one to help us find out. The Plus E combines Morgan's traditional look with high-technology construction and a powertrain that delivers substantial torque instantly at any speed. With the manual gearbox to increase both touring range and driver involvement, it will be a fantastic car to drive."