Morgan teams up with Zytek and Radshape to build an electric sportscar

Article by Christian A., on August 17, 2011

Zytek and Radshape have teamed up with Morgan on a project to create a prototype electric sportscar based on the Supersports chassis. Morgan is working with this group of British technology specialists to develop an electric sportscar concept.

The Morgan +E programme aims to build two electric concepts, which will be launched next year. They are set to replace the 4.8 litre BMW V8 with Zytek’s high power-density electric powertrain that distributes power through a regular gearbox.

Steve Morris, Morgan’s Operations Director, said that this is “an exciting investigation” into the possibility of building a zero-emissions Morgan with a performance that’s nearly at the same levels as a supercar.

He said that the company is working with British experts Zytek and Radshape to make a “realistic concept” that pave the way for more developments if there’s a demand for it and if other factors favor it. The prototype Morgan will feature a new derivative of Zytek’s current 70kW (equivalent to 94 bhp) 300Nm electric powertrain, which is being distributed to US vehicle manufacturers.

This compact, lightweight unit will be built in the transmission tunnel and will need three additional connections (cooling water, high voltage electrics and low voltage electrics).

Steve Tremble, Zytek’s sales and marketing director, said that one of his reasons for being a part of the consortium is to demonstrate how easy it is for the company’s technology to be used with a rear-wheel drive platform.

Topics: morgan, electric car

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

When Chevrolet came out with the 2018 Equinox last September, the facelifted model was offered in a diesel option for the first time, plus it weighed much less at 400...
by - July 23, 2017
If you are a huge fan of the hardcore GTS version, you probably know that the closest you could get to that model is the upgraded model of the M4...
by - July 23, 2017
Audi’s intention to bring out the Renn Sport Racing version of the Q5 was made clear when it unveiled the Audi SQ5 at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show early this...
by - July 22, 2017
Kia’s Sorento midsize sports utility vehicle is reaching its mid-cycle for the 2018 model year. Thus, its fans, enthusiasts and satisfied customers are expecting the Sorento to receive an update...
by - July 22, 2017
The Lotus Evora Sport 410 astonished the world after arriving as the more powerful and lighter edition of the already impressive Evora 400. Now, Lotus Cars is throwing in another...
by - July 22, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries