The Morgan 3 Wheeler became somewhat of an infamous vehicle for obvious reasons when it was revealed four years ago. Now, the unconventional unclassified boutique car has ditched the 86 kW Harley-Davidson V-Twin engine to make room for an electrically powered motor for a classical take on zero-emission driving.
The EV3 has a design that nicely blends its classical pre-WWII persona with a futuristic spin. The single rear wheel will still be doing the driving but it will be powered by a 20 kWh Lithium battery and a liquid cooled 46 kW motor. This will give the 500 kg vehicle a 0-100km/h time of 9 seconds, a top speed of 145 km/h and a range of 240 km.
To aid the extremely skimpy weight, the EV3 is constructed of composite carbon and aliminium panels while making use of an ash wood frame. Other changes include the low slung driving lights and redesign to the dashboard instruments. The entire design draws inspiration to 1930s aircraft powered racers
The Morgan EV3 will go into production in the fourth quarter of 2016 will be priced closely to the petrol 3 Wheeler. Don’t expect too many to come to SA.