Morgan introduces its first electric production car, the EV3

Morgan is worldwide known as the producer of some of the most fun to drive cars in the world. There used to be waiting lists of years for some of its models. Even if they looked old-fashioned, they use modern engines and other mechanical parts. But some may find that this is still a polluting way to move around. This may be why Morgan decided to produce and sell an electric car. Not the LIFECar Hugo Spowers has helped develop before the Riversimple Rasa, but a conventional battery electric vehicle. It has been presented at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and has been named EV3. With a logo that is a lesson of intelligent design. If you still doubt an electric car can be fun to drive, check the video below.

The Morgan EV3 is a less than 500 kg vehicle that can run up to 241 km (150 miles) on a single charge. Regrettably, this is all Morgan has told us about the car.

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We can do as we already have, taking the 3 Wheeler as a reference. After all, it is the car in which the EV3 is based And it is 3.23 m long, 1.72 m wide, 1 m tall and has a dry weight of 525 kg. It is equipped with a 2.0 S&S V2 motorcycle engine that generates 61 kW and that leads the 3 Wheeler to a top speed of 185 km/h and to a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time of only 6 s.

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The EV3 is expected to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 9 s. Its top speed has not been revealed. We will have to wait for more information about it when it goes on sale, in the last quarter of the year.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.