New Morris JE makes public debut


Morris Commercial has unveiled its stunning new battery electric light commercial vehicle, the Morris JE, at London’s Design Museum.

The 21st century re-imagining of the iconic Morris J-type van has been labelled as the start of a new future for the British brand, with the company expecting production to begin in late 2021. The range is expected to be 200 miles, placing it within the urban commercial vehicle market.

With a retail price of approximately £60,000, the Morris JE contains a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery powertrain, as well as featuring a modular chassis and carbon-fibre body construction, making it highly adaptable for future derivatives, such as pick-up, minibus or camper van.

Morris Commercial’s founder, Dr Qu Li, said that the vision was ‘to bring a new concept to the LCV market’ as well as to ‘introduce a timeless design that takes the aesthetics and appeal of such a vehicle to a whole new level’.