Morgan Electric Plus E to debut at Geneva Auto Show
Morgan Motors generally stands for bringing in innovation in their cars, which combine the old world designing charm, to combine with the advancement of modern automobile engineering. Other than the Plus 8, Roadster 3.7-liter, and Aero Coupe for Geneva Auto Show 2012, this year’s edition of the event will also see a 5-speed electric Sports car from the British auto company, called ‘Electric Plus E’. With special incentives from the UK government, and the designing expertise of Zytek and Radshape, the Electric Plus E is stated to be on the verge of going into production, but what the demand actually is, will decide its fate.
The idea of Morgan Motors was to develop a sports car that would run on electricity, but wouldn’t compromise on the power and feel of the vehicle on road. To ensure that, the basic design of the engine and chassis has been taken from the Plus 8 car which uses a BMW design, and combined with Zytek’s 70KW (94 BHP) electric version which has proved its metal with the US carmakers. Along with that, the aerodynamic aluminum chassis with the 5-speed manual gearbox adds to a rather light yet intensified experience while driving. The core reason for that can be attributed to the clutching system, which ensures that the engine generates sufficient revolutions to match the motor revolutions with the output shaft speed to ensure a smoother transition and lesser decrement of velocity.
However, those wondering where a Radshape figure in this setup, than it’s about the chassis fabrication and various components used within the car. Since they are experts with stainless steel and other such metals, they played crucial role is crafting the perfect body chassis, which is aerodynamic in nature. The controlled weight yet sturdiness required use of modern technology and expertise, which is one of the main high points.
Talking about the aesthetics, the car has currently been churned out in this bright yellow exterior on the outside, where as its drop head roof comes in black. The sporty design sees a further assistance with the black allot wheels for superior control and road grip. Since the Plus E moves with electricity, the charging port is placed on the side within a particular slot. On the inside, black remains a dominating shade there too. From the dashboard to the upholstery of the seating black leather has been used, stitched together in parts by yellow threads. The dashboard also some parts in yellow, whereas the meters and dials are in classic steel finishing, which again is classically bent about. All in all, it appears to be a perfect hit, but only customer feedback would determine whether this UK government backed initiative, for a ‘clean’ vehicle will actually bear fruit or not.
Via: Morgan Motors