The iconic car manufacturer Morgan is geared up to launch a new electric car at the upcoming motor show in Geneva next month. The all-new electric car, the Morgan EV3 is based on the British firm’s most popular three-wheeler platform that was reintroduced in 2011 and the prototype of the car was shown at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015.
The EV3 will be the company’s first production electric car that has been designed in a completely new approach than the Plus E concept car, which didn’t land on the road as a result of its heavy profile. The EV3 sheds considerable weight from the standard 3 wheeler, just weighing 470kgs in prototype form.
The electric motor packed at the rear produces 75bhp and 96lb ft and accelerates from 0-60mph sprint in 8.5sec before hitting the top speed of 100mph. The lithium ion battery refills fully in just 4 hours and has a range of up to 150 miles.
Announcing the car, Morgan managing director Steve Morris said, “Looking firmly to the future, the production intent EV3 is arguably the most exciting electric car in the world and our first production electric vehicle.”