Morgan EV3 is a hand-built three-wheeled electric runabout
Morgan EV3 electric three-wheeler debuts in Geneva (Photo: Morgan)
Nick Maronese, Autofocus.ca
Published Thursday, March 3, 2016 4:02PM EST
Boutique British sports car maker Morgan has turned their quirky and beloved three-wheeler into an all-electric vehicle called the EV3, the company announced at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
The hand-crafted Morgan EV3 will offer performance numbers similar to the tradtional gas-powered version—approximately zero-to-100 km/h in nine seconds, with a top speed of 145 km/h (90 mph). Pricing will be similar, too, Morgan says.
With a curb weight of fewer than 500 kg – the car’s traditional ash frame, combined with new composite carbon, help keep it down – the range of the EV3’s 20-kWh lithium batteries should be roughly 240 km (150 miles).
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The EV3 is expected to hit dealerships in Europe in late 2016 with a price tag of roughly £30,000 (about $56,000 Canadian), and aside from collectors shipping these in, we don't anticipate seeing many Morgan EV3s here in North America.