Classic British motor brand gets transported into electric era

Classic British motor brand gets transported into electric era

04/12/2019

An iconic British van is being brought racing into the modern day automotive scene with the launch of an electric, zero-emissions update.

An iconic British van is being brought racing into the modern day automotive scene with the launch of an electric, zero-emissions update.
 
Morris Commercial is set to launch production of the JE in 2021 bringing the classic Morris brand back into the forefront of motoring after a 35 year hiatus,
 
The van, an update of the famous Morris J-Type, will have a 200 mile electric range and boast a 60kWh battery with a charge time of 80% in 30 minutes when connected to a rapid charger.
 
Crucially, it has a range of 200 miles and a payload of 1,000 kg, making it perfect for businesses looking to comply with schemes such as the Birmingham Clean Air Zone without compromising their service offering.
 
The JE will be produced by Warwick based China Ventures.
 
CEO and Founder of Morris Commercial, Dr Qu Li, said: “It is a delight to unveil the new Morris JE to the world and for us to show what we have been working so hard to achieve. 
 
“From the outset, our vision was to bring a new concept to the LCV market, not just in terms of the battery electric powertrain, but also to introduce a timeless design that takes the aesthetics and appeal of such a vehicle to a whole new level. 
 
“What we have created is a beautiful, retro design that sits upon a cutting-edge, modular BEV platform, delivering practicality and functionality to compete with the best in its segment.” 
                                                                
Morris Commercial has vowed to never make a vehicle with an internal combustion engine; it is entirely committed to an electrified and sustainable zero emissions future. 


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