Tesla’s Toy

In addition to an uncanny ability to wrangle electricity better than anyone, Nikola Tesla had a wicked sense of style. If he were around today, he might well be driving a Morgan EV3.
Text by Bill Lindsey | April 16, 2018 | Luxury

In the 1920s, Morgan Motor Company made 3-wheeled cars to get around Britain’s high vehicle taxes. The fact that they were a hoot to drive was icing on the cake. A few years ago, the company launched the 3-Wheeler, a recreation of the 1937 Super Sports. Powered by a rip-snorting V-Twin motorcycle engine, the 3-Wheeler is an epic blast. But then someone had a brainstorm — use an electric motor to power the car to deliver neck-snapping torque in a light, paranormally agile package. The result is the EV3, a car that could convert Al Gore into an ardent fan of nuclear power plants. Weighing a mere 1,212 pounds, the EV3 has a range of 150 miles per charge with a top speed of 60 mph. The battery pack recharges in 4 hours, making the two-seater ideal for commuting to and from the office, as long as you park near an electric outlet! This car is not the best choice for introverts, as you will draw a crowd wherever you go. But if you seek a debonair mode of transport, this is most certainly your ride;