End of the line for Morgan 3 Wheeler, now for an electric future – Drive

The ‘modern’ version of the Morgan 3 Wheeler is dead, but the British firm is expected to revive its obscure cult-classic for the electric age.


The quirky but iconic Morgan 3 Wheeler retro sports car is approaching the end of the line in England, having fallen foul to tightening European vehicle emissions regulations.

The company has hinted the model – which has been in production in various guises for an incredible 112 years, since 1909 – could be reinvented with electric power, however such plans are yet to be confirmed.

“The current 3 Wheeler finishes production this year with 33 P101 special editions and a limited run of bespoke models,” a statement from the company said.

Leaving the door open for a revival, a spokesperson said: “The Morgan 3 Wheeler will return” to continue the “legacy of three-wheel Morgan cars that stretch back to our founding year of 1909.”

The current Morgan 3 Wheeler still in production today – unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show – was inspired by the classic Morgan ‘tri-cars’ of the early 20th century (shown below), which were originally designed to bypass British automobile taxes by being classified as a motorcycle.


A reengineered variant of the same car is rumoured to revive the Morgan 3–Wheeler nameplate for the electric age, however these reports are yet to be substantiated.

A spokesperson for Morgan Cars Australia previously told Drive: “We expect to bring a few cars in this year [2021], but that will be it.” The 3 Wheeler is priced from $115,000 before on-road costs in Australia.

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