I can hear people asking why is the Morgan EV3 Concept Car appearing in this website? Well for 3 main reasons:
Morgan building a battery powered car is very interesting news, this video was released just a few days ago.
This car could well become a classic soon as it comes on sale. Has happened before.
Battery powered cars are going to become much more common, this is a fact.
Lets look at Morgan for starters. Founded in 1910, still 100% family owned, 160 + employees, sales around the GBP35million mark.
For a company like Morgan to embark on a 3 wheeler battery-powered car project must be a mammoth undertaking, especially when you consider they had recently worked on developing a fuel cell 4 wheel car but was later abandoned.
Morgan is well known for its 3 wheel cars. This is how the Morgan company started, progressed and they certainly played a big part in getting British people into motoring.
After WW2 Morgan concentrated more on their 4 wheel cars with great success and even today there is still that 6 month or more waiting list for an order to be delivered.
In 2012 Morgan released their “re-invented” 3 wheel car, see my reporton it here, so they must have a lot of faith in the 3 wheel EV3 future.
The Morgan EV3 concept car is a powered by battery only car that is due to be released for sale about the end of 2016. An ideal fun car especially in England as they have a multitude of recharge stations situated throughout the country, something that would be hard to duplicate in a country the size of America.
However hybrid cars – these are both battery and gas powered are becoming more popular especially as battery development slowly makes progress with them being lighter, smaller and lasting much longer.
In England recent statistics show they have over 2500 battery power only cars on the road, and in excess of 500,000 Hybrid cars.
A good example is the Toyota Prius hybrid car released world-wide in year 2000. I can remember at the time how the Prius was looked upon with scorn by the motoring press with much being said like how disastrous they were, battery problems including high replacement and disposal costs, and would never sell many.
Recent sales figure I recently came across showed over 9 million Prius sold, add in all the other makes with hybrid options and this would become a very impressive number.
Enjoy this video on the development of the Morgan EV3 and I will be interested in reading your comments.