It’s a combination that you probably never saw coming. But thanks to a combination of retro demand and the continuous pursuit of technology, we might just be able to live in a world where a classic-looking vehicle is running on electric energy.

British automaker, Morgan, has unveiled their newest concept, the Electric Plus E, at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Based on the Morgan Plus 8, the Electric Plus E bears all the styling cues and design language of the Plus 8, except that instead of running on petrol, the Electric Plus E Concept was fitted with a Zytek electric motor and a lithium-ion battery, two power sources that allow the vehicle to travel up to 120 miles on just a single charge.

Taken together, the Morgan Plus E Concept produces an output of 160 horsepower and 280 lb/ft of torque while mated to a five-speed manual transmission. These figures allow it to travel from 0-62 mph in 6.0 seconds with a top speed of 115 mph.

It may not have the power of the Plus 8, but the Electric Plus E Concept is really the best of both worlds for those retro nuts looking for a classic car that doesn’t come with a gas-guzzling unit.

  • 2012 Morgan Electric Plus E Concept
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    Zytek electric motor
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    five-speed manual
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    115 mph
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    6.0 sec.
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  (600) posted on 05.29.2012

The combination of the different eras is effective here; this concept might be a great production.

  (728) posted on 03.16.2012

Nowadays, we do hybrid cars to be efficient in terms of fuel because the price is getting higher every day. It is good to know that this hybrid is a vintage car.

  (532) posted on 03.14.2012

I don’t think this will be a big hit. Its kind of vintage is unpopular. Furthermore, it is electric which makes its performance slower.

  (714) posted on 03.12.2012

I like the yellow color, and I’m a fan of old cars. This electric car is awesome, because it is hard to find a vintage car’s parts nowadays.

  (449) posted on 03.12.2012

You know you’re behind in time when you don’t know what is “in” among the fleeting productions of electric car concepts. Why must they design it like a stuck vehicle on the gutter? Additionally, it’s not even that fast for an electric-powered car.

  (526) posted on 03.9.2012

I am a follower of vintage cars, and this one’s nice because of its electric-generated engine.

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