The Morgan EV3, announced at the Geneva International Motor Show, is the company’s first all-electric vehicle in more than a hundred years of building cars. The retro fantasy design is similar to the Morgan 3, which shares its three wheels and open cockpit.
The EV3 is no fiction, though there’s plenty of science on board. The whole car weighs about a thousand pounds, and carries a 20-kWh battery pack and a liquid-cooled 46-kW motor (that’s just a touch over 60 hp) driving the rear wheel. It’s enough to propel the EV3 to over 90 mph and from 0 to 62 mph in under 9 seconds.
At the same time that Morgan announced the EV3 in Geneva, it also said that the company will receive government funding to develop more full EVs as well as hybrids. This could put the technology of the future under the hoods of the past.