According to foreign media reports, the British Morris Commercial Company showed the new electric version of the Morris J minivan produced in the 1950s. It is reported that the new electric truck (now known as Morris JE) will provide about 200 miles (320 kilometers) of cruising range and will start selling at the end of 2021, priced at about 60,000 pounds. While maintaining a retro look, electric trucks are also built on a new modular platform that will help transform Morris's business into a pure electric brand.
The Morris JE has a 60kWh lithium-ion powertrain that is said to "maximize power and weight efficiency and maximize vehicle range." It can be quickly charged to 80% in 30 minutes. Morris Commercial's first production model since the 1960s has a 200-mile range with a payload of 1,000 kilograms and a total weight of 2.5 tons. The top speed is set at 90 miles per hour (145 kilometers per hour).
So far, in addition to knowing that its power system comes from the “British” and is supported by some unfamiliar financiers in the UK and Europe, it has not disclosed production locations, design and engineering. In addition, the company promised: “We will never make a car that uses an internal combustion engine.” Having said that, Morris envisions other models (such as light trucks, minibuses and campers) on the new modular platform. in production.
The JE truck's chassis is made of lightweight carbon fiber with a pair of full-width rear doors and a sliding door on the side of the door. The flat floor is said to fit two pallets with a load of 5.5 cubic meters, and Morris claims that JE is "one of the lightest LCVs on the market." The main feature of this electric truck is the retro style from the Morris J-Type, which can achieve a total output of nearly 50,000 vehicles. Despite this, the British still emphasize that JE is neither a replica of the original Morris J nor a continuation. Instead, it is a reinterpretation of the unique iconic design.
It is reported that the new Morris JE will debut at the London Design Museum and is expected to begin sales in the second half of 2021. It is unclear whether Morris is only sold domestically and whether it is exported to other European markets.
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