News : Morgan teams up with Frazer-Nash on new EV

Morgan Motor Company has announced a technical partnership with Frazer-Nash Energy Systems as the all-electric Morgan EV3 prepares for production in 2018. The EV3 extends Morgan’s truly unique offering. Industry-leading EV technology combines with a lightweight coach-built body to offer an unparalleled mix of craftsmanship and technology.

First revealed in 2016, the Morgan EV3 signalled the British marque’s first production entrance into the world of all-electric propulsion, following the Plus E Concept in 2012. Working with Frazer-Nash Energy Systems means that the EV3 will have greater performance with rapid charging technology, proven reliability, a lower centre of gravity and greater acceleration over and above what was previously expected.

As a result of the partnership, the production EV3 will feature all-new, more robust architecture, greater levels of torque, a stiffer chassis and underslung battery beneath the skin. Encased within the tubular space frame chassis is a 21 KWh Lithium Battery and a liquid-cooled 34.8kW (41.8kW peak) FN A010229 motor driving the rear wheel. The EV3 will have a range of 120 miles, and is anticipated to have comparable performance figures to its petrol sibling.

Production will begin in late of 2018 at Morgan’s Pickersleigh Road factory in Malvern following the completion of the model’s rigorous test and development programme.

Keith Adams

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