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News: Morgan Motors’ 3 Wheeler will go electric at Goodwood

Morgan Motors has published three teaser images to preview a new concept called EV3 that will greet the public for the first time later this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. As its name loosely implies, the EV3 concept is essentially an all-electric version of the 3 Wheeler.

The teaser shots don’t come as much of a surprise because Morgan hinted it was considering building an electric 3 Wheeler last fall. Precise technical details are being kept under wraps for the time being, but Morgan says the EV3 is powered by a 100-horsepower rear-mounted electric motor that provides a maximum driving range of 150 miles (241 kilometers). Interestingly, the battery-powered 3 Wheeler tips the scale at just 992 pounds (450 kilos), which is less than the gasoline-powered model.

Morgan’s teaser shot only shows pictures of the EV3’s rear-end, so what the front looks like without the iconic V-twin engine is up in the air. Two additional teaser shots show a modified version of the EV3 concept fitted with full moon hubcaps, additional air vents and a piece of sheet metal over the passenger seat. One of the pictures was taken on the Bonneville Salt Flats, so we expect to see the concept show up next August during Speed Week.

Morgan isn’t shy about admitting the EV3 – which is its second electric vehicle – won’t remain a concept for long. It will join the lineup by the end of next year as a built-to-order model positioned above the gas-burning 3 Wheeler.

Stay tuned, we’ll bring you full details about the Morgan EV3 this coming Thursday.

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