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First all-electric Morgan will begin production in 2018

Morgan EV3

Morgan has partnered with electric car specialists Frazer-Nash Energy Systems to develop its EV3 all-electric sports car.

The EV3, which was announced in 2016, will benefit from faster charging, greater performance and a range of 120 miles, as a result of the new partnership.

It will combine the classic styling and driving experience of a traditional Morgan with the very latest new technology.

Steve Morris, managing director of Morgan Motor Company, said: “We are delighted to announce our technical partnership with Frazer-Nash Energy Systems as we enter this exciting phase of EV3 production.

"We have been working closely on optimizing the EV3’s architecture in every way to develop a car which will offer proven reliability range and cooling performance, combined with the pure driving experience that is expected of every hand-crafted Morgan.”

Frazer-Nash Energy Systems will integrate its proven technology into the car helping it achieve better reliability and a lower centre of gravity than was previously expected.

The EV3 will feature all-new, more robust architecture, greater levels of torque, a stiffer chassis and underslung battery beneath the skin. 

It is anticipated to have comparable performance figures to its petrol sibling.

Morris added: “The greatest challenge lies within introducing EV technology into our factory work flows, customer experience and supporting dealer network in a robust and most importantly safe manner.

"Frazer-Nash Energy Systems offer us every confidence in achieving this. This will result in Morgan’s first entrance to the world of EV being incredibly rewarding, but moreover sets the scene for many exciting future opportunities.”

Production will begin in Q3 of 2018 at Morgan’s Pickersleigh Road factory following the completion of the model’s rigorous test and development programme.

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