First introduced in 1948, the original Morris J-type has long been described as the ultimate, iconic British van. Now the much loved brand is being relaunched for the modern electric driving era.
Morris Commercial, a UK-based automotive engineering and manufacturing start-up, says it will soon be unveiling the Morris JE – a new battery-electric light commercial vehicle.
The original van was exported around the world to over 22 countries.
Dr. Qu Li, the CEO and founder of Morris Commercial, says: “I am so pleased to reach this stage after over two years of intense development. It’s been a fantastic journey and I am extremely proud of what the whole Morris Commercial team and its incredible suppliers have achieved. The working engineering prototype has undergone extensive road testing and the end of 2019 is an amazing conclusion to the first phase of the project.”
He adds: “We still have a little way to go to bring the project to full production, but we have the team and the product to make this an enormous success. As a business we are committed to environmental sustainability and we are trailblazing a new approach to the production of appealing, fully electric commercial vehicles.”
Morris Commercial says it will be revealing the prototype van this autumn.