With an all-electric drivetrain, the all-new and exciting Morris JE van is free to enter the new Clean Air Zones (CAZ) that are springing up around the country. In June 2021, the Birmingham became the latest city to launch a CAZ in its city centre and over 44,000 fines were issued within the first month.
The Birmingham CAZ is the second in the country after the Bath CAZ but there are plenty more planned over the next couple of years, which means there has never been a better time to make the switch to an all-electric van like the Morris JE than now.
All roads within Birmingham’s A4540 Ring Road are now part of the Clean Air Zone, meaning that diesel vans that don’t comply with the Euro-6 emission standard must pay an £8-a-day charge. As the Morris JE is fully electric, the iconic and classic van is able to enter the city free of charge.
The Air pollution is the biggest environmental threat to health in the UK with up to 36,000 deaths a year attributed to long-term exposure. This is most prevalent in the urban environment and the CAZs have been setup to reduce the impact.
However, reducing pollution is just one of the many benefits offered by the Morris JE electric van. Compared with diesel vans, the Morris JE is also free from VED, the repair and maintenance costs are lower and, with a unit of electricity currently costing around 14p, the cost per mile is also much lower.
Thanks to the lightweight carbon-fibre body construction, the Morris JE has a range in excess of 200 miles and a payload of 1,000kg. Designed, engineered and built in the UK, the Morris JE will enter production in Q3 of 2022 and pre-order updates are being taken now.