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New Morris JE Van review | The British VW ID. Buzz? Exclusive first drive. After waiting for four years, Jonny Smith finally gets the world exclusive first drive on the Morris J-E electric van, designed from the ground up using EV drivetrain and recycled carbonfibre body to offer a practical modern van with retro aesthetics.
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The Morris J-E has been developed with three battery packs to choose from, offering between 150 and 250 miles of range on one charge. The van takes up a small footprint, but has a larger payload than many existing electric vans (including the Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo), thanks to its light kerbweight (under 1200kg). At £60,000 it isn’t going to be a high volume fleet seller, but brands and companies who value the looks and PR possibility, together with zero emission deliveries, may appreciate this unique all-British proposition.
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0:10 Morris van history
1:57 Meet the project manager
2:44 Alloy bodied 2019 prototype
3:45 Electric FWD drivetrain (blue van)
3:54 Dimensions (blue van)
4:04 ‘Cab over engine’
4:25 Dimensions (pink van)
4:52 Driving blue van
5:34 Details of pink van
7:10 Electric FWD Drivetrain (pink van)
7:53 Load space and dimensions (pink van)
8:05 3 x battery pack sizes
10:03 Wheels and tyres
10:36 FIRST DRIVE
12:40 Power and performance
13:38 CARBONFIBRE Bodyshell
15:23 Locally sourced parts
16:53 CABIN DETAILS
17:45 CAMPER CONVERSION?
18:16 BACK DOOR MECHANISM
19:12 Upcycled shipping container office
19:42 2 x EURO PALLET
20:00 Better payload than ID. Cargo
20:10 FIRST DRIVE contd
21:15 PICK UP VERSIONS
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