Morgan has brought the production EV3 to the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Teased in mid-February, the vehicle is based on the 3 Wheeler and represents the first all-electric model of Morgan. It has the classic configuration with three wheels, but is driven by an electric motor with 63 horsepower (46 kilowatts) that replaces the V-twin combustion engine of the 3 Wheeler.
Thanks to its electric powerplant, the EV3 is able to reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in less than 9 seconds, while top speed is in excess of 90 mph (145 kph). A 20-kWh lithium battery provides a range of 150 miles (241 km) on a single charge.
Interestingly, despite the addition of the heavy electric motor and battery pack, the EV3 is 55 pounds (25 kilograms) lighter than the 3 Wheeler with a total weight of 1102 lbs (500 kg). This is possible thanks to new lightweight carbon-fiber body panels, such as the bonnet and side pods.
Morgan is still keeping the pricing information in secret but says the EV3 will be priced “comparably” with the 3 Wheeler, which currently starts at $36,178 (£25,950).
"The EV3 is an exciting opportunity for our customers to enjoy the unique Morgan driving experience and the joy of tailored manufacture while remaining conscientious towards the future of our planet," Morgan managing director Steve Morris commented.