Morgan Electric Plus E Concept Debuts in Geneva [Photo Gallery]
The vehicle uses the Plus 8 model as a starting point, ditching the internal combustion engine for a Zytek electric motor that produces 162 hp and a peak torque of 380 Nm (280 lb-ft). Mated to a five-speed manual transmission, the unit pushes the 1,250 kg (2,756 lbs) vehicle past the 62 mph mark in 6 seconds and offers it a top speed of 115 mph (185 km/h).
The electric unit uses a lithium-ion battery pack that offers it a driving range of up to 120 miles (193 km) per charge, which means that the vehicle is also suitable for open road trips.
"We wanted to see how much fun you can have in an electric sports car, so we have built one to help us find out. The Plus E combines Morgan's traditional look with high-technology construction and a powertrain that delivers substantial torque instantly at any speed. With the manual gearbox to increase both touring range and driver involvement, it will be a fantastic car to drive," said Morgan's operations director Steve Morris.
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