Morris JE electric retro van is ready to roll
It may look like a 1950s classic, but the Morris Commercial JE is an all-new electric van packing state-of-the-art technology.
Styled on the Morris J-type, the new commercial vehicle has a modular chassis (passenger van and pickup versions are to follow) with lightweight carbon-fiber bodywork and lithium-ion batteries to deliver a 200-mile range. The JE is rapid charge ready and configured for vehicle-to-grid power exchange. Morris also says it will be able to adopt autonomous driving when legislation allows.
Totally traditional on the outside, the JE has a simple interior that is classically simple in design, but contemporary in function. The JE has a payload capacity of 2200 lbs, accessed by a sliding door in the side and double rear doors. As well as the minibus and pickup, Morris has food truck designs, taxis, and an ice cream van (our favourite) on its website. There’s a fun configurator where you can customize the look, inside and out, to get ready for the artisan organic honey delivery service you plan to start next year.
Designed and built in Worcestershire, not far from the original Morris factory, the JE is expected to cost £60,000 ($80,000) and the company is taking pre-orders now, with deliveries scheduled for the end of 2021.