morgan to hand build three-wheel electric vehicle complying with its 1930s flair
 
morgan to hand build three-wheel electric vehicle complying with its 1930s flair morgan to hand build three-wheel electric vehicle complying with its 1930s flair
mar 03, 2016

morgan to hand build three-wheel electric vehicle complying with its 1930s flair

morgan to hand build three-wheel electric vehicle complying with its 1930s flair
image courtesy of morgan

 

 

 

at the 2016 geneva motor show, automotive companies are taking on electric propulsion head-on. even morgan, an independent british bespoke car manufacturer with a long tradition of keeping true to its design heritage, has joined the evolution with their interpretation – the ‘EV3’. 

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the ‘EV3’ will continue with morgan’s hand building tradition 
image courtesy of morgan

 

 

 

it will be the first production electric vehicle to be built by the company and takes shape in an entirely different perspective. the ‘EV3’ embraces technology, delivers a unique driving excitement and continues to celebrate traditional british craftsmanship.

 

‘times are changing, and morgan is doing it their own way,’ says managing director steve morris to designboom. ‘the EV3 will be an exciting step forward which still keeps the unique driving experience that we’re know for.’

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the morgan ‘EV3’ at the 2016 geneva motor show
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following a small teaser, morgan was excited to reveal the final design with a restyled body and interior. weighing less than 500 kilograms, the all-electric three wheeler has a 20 KWh lithium battery with a range of 242 kilometers. encased within the tubular space frame made of carbon fiber panels is a water cooled 46kW motor driving the rear wheel. the body construction utilizes a carbon bonnet, a protective cover, side pads and aluminum panels, all of which are hand worked over an ash wood frame.

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the three-wheeler is powered by a 46kW motor 
image courtesy of morgan

 

 

 

following their 1930s traditions, the face of the ‘EV3’ is designed to function. brass conductive coolings fins surround the batteries and an off-centre tri-bar headlight adds to the overall asymmetry of the design. an entirely fresh dashboard arrangement features a classic ‘magneto’ switch for drive selection, a digital screen, wood, brass and polished aluminum. morgan plan to put the ‘EV3’ into production in the late 2016.

 

take a look other electric projects from our coverage of the 2016 geneva motor show here

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the 20KWh lithium battery will give it a range of 242 km 
image courtesy of morgan

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the front features an asymmetrical three headlamp layout 
image courtesy of morgan

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the interior cabin dashboard 
image courtesy of morgan

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the front coils ventilate the battery 
image © designboom

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the aluminum body panel is hand shaped 
image © designboom

  • Just wonderful. So glad they are able to keep the flame lit. I wish Bruce Meyers was able to hold a similar tack with my 1960’s Meyers Manx.

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • A new car looks old. that was i like it!

    Daniel Zollinger says:
  • Simply put – “Well Done”

    Andrew Anderson says:
  • “Tradition is passing down the fire and not worshipping the ashes”. Gustav Mahler.
    Well done! I would love to drive one.

    Dirk16 says:
  • STEAMPUNK! I want one!

    David Miller says:

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