Geneva 2016: Morgan unveils EV3 and 80th Anniversary 4/4

Top speed is said to be over 90mph (144km/h) and 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 km/h) takes about nine seconds. The new EV3, announced Monday, is an electric version of the 3-Wheeler with all of that stuff, but without the addicting rumble from the motorcycle-borrowed engine.

People might not be able to hear you coming, but once they catch a glimpse you should probably expect to be the subject of a fair few Instagram and Snapchat photos.

Sharing Morgan’s show stand space with the new EV3, the 4/4 special will be built in a limited production run of 80 units, with each vehicle costing £39,996. The EV3 looks at the world of zero emissions motoring from an entirely different perspective, what if an all-electric vehicle was bespoke, hand crafted and exhilarating to drive? Pricing and performance figures will be comparable to the gasoline-powered 3 Wheeler. The body was completely re-designed to be as streamlined as possible, and it’s also mostly made of carbon fiber, something Morgan has never done before. Power comes from a 20kW lithium battery, and a liquid-cooled 46kW motor driving the rear wheel. Looking less busy and sleeker than the 3 Wheeler, there is now a tri-bar headlight setup, with brass conductive cooling fins encasing the batteries. “There’s also an offset, centrally-mounted spotlight, harking back to 1930s aero-engine race cars”.

That’s in no small part down to the composite carbon panels used for the hood, tonneau cover, and side pods, which join the aluminum panels and ash wood frame that Morgan is known for.

Production starts later in the year, with prices set to compare roughly with the petrol-powered 3 Wheeler.

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