Nope, this is not a probe car from the next Mad Max movie. It’s a new version of the Morgan three-wheeler powered by an electric motor, called Morgan EV3. And it’s a production model, believe it or not, and no, it doesn’t have wood in it like regular Morgans.
What Morgan EV3 has plenty of is carbon fiber. The extensive use of expensive material means that in spite of having a heavy battery pack and electric motor the car tips the scale at 500 kg. That means the 63 horsepower E-motor can propel this weird little thing from 0 to 60 mph in n less than 9 seconds and on to a top speed of 90 mph.
The EV3 comes with a 20-kWh lithium battery pack which on a full charge and under moderate use can provide a range of up to 150 miles for the three-wheeler. That is more than enough for this vehicle’s intended role which is a fun ride on the weekends. That said, because it’s electric and therefore zero-emission and tax exempt, some buyers might be tempted to use Morgan EV3 as their daily driver around London.
Morgan is yet to release detailed specs and pricing of the EV3, but chances are production will be limited in numbers and the cost dearer than the petrol-powered 3-Wheeler which runs for about 25 grand.