A British icon has been reinvented for the electric era. Morris Commercial, the UK-based automotive engineering and manufacturing start-up, has unveiled its new battery electric light commercial vehicle (LCV), the Morris JE.
The new JE boasts a fully electric, UK-sourced, lithium-ion battery powertrain. The range of the EV is expected to be 200 miles.
Morris Commercial says the combination of an advanced lightweight chassis and a carbon fibre body makes the Morris JE one of the lightest LCVs in the marketplace.
Production of the EV slated to begin in late 2021, and with a retail price of approximately £60,000.
Dr Qu Li, CEO and Founder of Morris Commercial, says: “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.”
Dr. Li adds: “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.”
The original Morris J-type is one of the most iconic commercial vehicles in British history. Many iconic brands used the original J-type vans, including Cadbury, Carlsberg, Dunlop, and the Royal Mail.