The British craftsman coupes Morgan presented a prototype of electric car in Geneva

| March 15, 2012

The Morgan Plus E, which preserves the tradition of the classic sports of this firm which makes all its cars by hand, put an electric motor and a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Even the classics put their contribution in minimizing emissions. Morgan, the legendary British manufacturer of sports classic cars since 1909, which for more than 60 years keeps the ways that highlight their vehicles, now joins the list of brands that have an electric car. Morgan presented at the Geneva Motor Show an electric sports a five-speed manual transmission, Mazda’s property, which it called Morgan Plus E.
Through collaboration with specialists Zytek and Radshape, the Morgan Plus has a motor of 70 kW (about 95 horsepower and 380 Nm of maximum torque) that is powered by a lithium-ion battery that allows you to travel about 195 miles before recharging.

British craftsman coupes Morgan

This engine is located in the transmission tunnel and drives the rear wheels, which was attached a normal box to use energy more efficiently, especially at highway speeds and enable it to sudden accelerations. The weight of the car is about 1250 kg, a feature of the other family cars as aluminum and wood applied to most of the body elements and allows power to weight ratio accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 6 seconds and reach a top speed of 185 kph.

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Zytek gave him his first electric motor Lotis Elise in 1997. His work led him to work with engineering groups of Chrysler, General Motors and Daimler to develop and build electric propulsion systems, such as the smart fortwo. In motorsport, Zytek was the first company to set up a hybrid at Le Mans and first put KERS to Formula 1 car.

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