The new Morris JE electric van has just broken cover, and from first impressions it looks gorgeous. I’m going to start with the headline grabbing points that have emerged about this electric van, along with the video posted below. This is the first Morris Commerical vehicle produced since the 1961 – and it’s an electric. Absolutely no fossil fuel burning facility here!
It has a 200-mile range, able to transport a payload of 1000kg, and weighs 2.5 tonnes. It can reach a recharge 80% of it’s batteries in just 30 minutes, but how long a full charge will take is unclear. But then what manufacturer is ever clear about how long a 100% capacity will take?
It’s boasting a capacity of 5.5 cubic metres and a flat floor, which means it can hold two pallets. Two pallets of what I don’t know. But you’ll be able to find out yourself when you part with the £60,000 Morris Commerical want for their Morris JE van. This retro styled van will get you and your business noticed. Especially in the car park of your local Selco next to the usual Ford Transit and Vauxhall Movano.
But what don’t we know about the Morris JE?
But that is all we do know. The Morris JE EV Van is the product of the ressurected Morris Commerical brand. Brought back to life from mysterious UK and European funding. It’s been designed in the UK in a facility in deepest, darkest Worcestshire with a “UK-sourced” 65kWh drivetrain. It will also be built in the UK, at an unknown facility based in the UK.
There are a lot of unknowns regarding the vehicle. Things you would really want to know if you were being asked to part with £60,000. But it does look quite nice, although the business sense this vehicle would make is outside of my pay grade to consider. That is for you to deicde.
The video below is courtesy of The Wheel Network YouTube channel.