The electric Morgan Three-Wheeler is officially dead
Let's face it Morgan doesn't really make much sense, they build impractical cars, with engines and gearboxes that are either old fashioned, outdated, or just plain old dangerous, but that's why we love them.
I've waxed lyrical about the Three-Wheeler, perhaps the most dangerous and impractical Morgan of them all, but despite its wooden frame and downright dangerous driving characteristics it's a great car.
However, as the electrification of cars becomes a rapidly approaching reality almost all automakers are scrambling to release their own all-electric models.
Not to be left out Morgan decided to unveil an electric versions of their Three Wheeler back in January of 2018. However, it seems as though the little Morgan you've never heard of was not meant for this world.
The EV3's downfall comes as a result of Frazer-Nash Energy Systems' inability to fulfill its contractual obligation to provide key drivetrain components for the little three wheeler.
However, Morgan aren't giving up on electrification, quite the opposite as they seem to be doubling down on their EV-efforts. "We have two EV-trained technicians in our development team, which, without saying a great deal, tells you a lot about our commitment to electric technology," said Jonathan Wells, Morgan's head of design.
"We learned a great deal from the EV3 program, and that's really fueling future project generations and future projects that are in play at the moment," Wells explained. "Our previous platform would have required quite a lot of work to satisfy impending legislation, the drive towards alternative propulsion types, and safety systems that are coming online. We recognized we needed a new platform."