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All-electric three-wheeler SOLO is coming in June, says Electra Meccanica CEO

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In blog post published this weekend, Electra Meccanica CEO Jerry Kroll said that the company expects to start production of its all-electric three-wheeler, the SOLO, in June and to start deliveries in the following months.

The automaker has some ambitious specs for the SOLO:

  • Top speed: 87 mph (140 km/h)
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in 8 seconds
  • Range: 100 miles (160 km) on a single charge
  • Charging time: 3 hours at 220v, 6 hours at 110v
  • Price: USD$15,000 (~CAD$20,000)

The range might be a bit optimistic considering the company plans to equip the vehicle with only a 8.64 kWh battery pack, but the SOLO has the potential to have very low drag and Electra Meccanica is aiming for it to weight only 450 kg (~1,000 lb).

In his post, Kroll added that about 50% of the company’s first year of production  is already sold out and that if someone was to place a reservation right now, the person shouldn’t expect to take delivery before November.

Las month Electra Meccanica gave us a sneak peek of the SOLO’s chassis.

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  1. freedomev - 7 years ago

    As someone who builds, drives similar vehicles for 25 yrs, I must say this is by far the best one in it’s class. It has taken the Sparrow and fixed all it’s problems just like I told Corbin and Myers to do many yrs to do but both wouldn’t listen.
    I told EM too but they likely were already doing it before I communicated with them. They did ask if I wanted a job from that but Canada is too cold and I’m too old now.
    Nice to see it finally done right though.
    The Solo is lighter, more aero, stable, lower CG more forward making handling far better, more inside room and a lower price. I can see a lot of Elio customers going for the Solo that only need a 1 person EV.


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