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    Funky Three-Wheel Electric Vanderhall Edison2 Promises A Lot Of Fun
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    Step in the funky, Morgan-looking, three-wheel electric Vanderhall Edison2, which removes gasoline engines and the gas tank to replace them with proper electric motors and batteries.
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    All of this gives the hand-built Edison2 180 HP and 240 lb. ft. with is dual AC electric motors. It sprints the 0Ė60 in just 4.0 seconds and can be stopped in less than 100 feet. It has a 30 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and weighs 1,400 lb. (635 kg), for an estimated range of 200 miles and a top speed of 105 mph. One thing we found out that surprised is that it has an electric steering system, which, considering the relatively low weight of the car, made us wonder why. We were told we would have a test drive next year when the Edison2 becomes available.




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    Was trying to figure out the point since Morgan has an electric 3 wheel already and probably not a huge market for 3 wheelers to begin with, but this comes in cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemons bob View Post
    ...Morgan...
    I know little here, but their first production was limited to 19 vehicles around Jul 22, 2016

    Gas powered is £31,185.00

    For their EV3, there may be a waiting list...you have to submit a request form; maybe, if you have to ask how much, you can't afford it:-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 85_Ciera_Rebuild View Post
    I know little here, but their first production was limited to 19 vehicles around Jul 22, 2016

    Gas powered is £31,185.00

    For their EV3, there may be a waiting list...you have to submit a request form; maybe, if you have to ask how much, you can't afford it:-)
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    It seems you can often get a morgan in the us new at a dealer. Seems a bunch will put in orders to have them on stock so you might be able to find one without having to wait but if you want to spec it you probably have to wait, but that is how Morgan has worked for years. Used to be a 5 year wait list, which is probalby why they have lasted so long. There is always a demand for their cars, but they have increased production the last few years too

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    Looks like the Morgan 3 wheeler electric hadn't made it to production yet due to supply issues but finally the have the date they plan releasing it.

    http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars...ocialflowFBRAT

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    FWIW: Big Electric Motors Breathe New Life into Classic Shelby Cobra

    The guys at EPower Racing are geniuses. They see things differently than you and I do. They see things, sure. They just see things better- which is why, when the guys at EPower happened upon a Kia Soul EV, a Tesla Model S P85D, and a tube frame Shelby Cobra race car, they built the fully electric, 400 HP, lime green ton of awesome you see here.

    The tube-frame chassis is custom built to carry the Kiaís battery backs and Tesla motor. Itís no backyard hack, though- it was built by Doug Yip with a lot of heavy duty CAD work behind it and the helping hands of both EVTVís Jack Rickard and Quaife Engineering.

    There was a lot of engineering work put into this awesome electric car. You can get a sense of just how much, as well as see some behind the scenes build photos, in this EPower Racing YouTube video Ö


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    Here is another company doing similar conversions. They started out converting Beetles, but have kits for a number of other classic vehicles now and have done one offs on others.

    http://www.evwest.com/catalog/index....m2ab0k1q1ks430

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemons bob View Post
    Here is another company doing similar conversions.
    Last I knew, air cooled VW engine parts, and engines were still available. I'm puzzled why an owner would want such a conversion, unless transmissions or its parts were no longer available.

    All vehicles shown are less than 3,000 lbs, where an electric conversion might make sense if there was a fix-and-repair issue.

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