Electra Meccanica Solo Three Wheeler Electric Vehicle only hit our radar last June of this season, but it’s already placed to beat Elio to market. Canada’s Electra made things official the other day, presenting the model and saying 2017 deliveries.
The Solo’s basic description and first specs haven’t changed much since June – really still a single-seat, 992-lb (450-kg) three-wheeler with an 82-hp (61-kW) electric electric motor driving its rear tire.
Range remains at approximately 100 miles (161 km), which continues to look paltry next to the new guard of more than two hundred mile (322+ km) automobiles like the Tesla Version 3 and Chevy Sl?. As you take the Solo’s super low weight, small, single-seat design and zero. 24 drag coefficient into account, you’d proceed with the expectation that it will be leading the pack, not falling calmly into the middle of it.
But the Single does slot in at less than 50 % the price of those other two, so we reckon concessions are heading to come somewhere. The Solo will never be a road-trip vehicle, anyways.
Electra Meccanica is quite clear that it’s really designed as a single-focus commuter, a supplement to the family car that can tackle the driver’s basic everyday transportation needs really efficient way.
Past range, Electra Meccanica says the 16. 1-kWh li ion battery and AIR CONDITIONING UNIT synchronous motor incorporate for speeds of up to 80 mph (129 km/h) and a 0-62 with (100 km/h) sprint of under eight seconds.
That battery charges in 3 hours at a two hundred and twenty V charging station or about six with one hundred ten V. The Solo actions 120 x 47. 6th x 50. 5 in (3 x 1. 2 x 1. 3 meters, length x front thickness x height) and is located on the wheelbase of 85. 5 in (2 m).
In comparison to the Elio (with which the Solo is guaranteed ? assured to be inextricably linked), it has a larger, more traditional car-like face with integrated front fenders. Its 15-in aluminum metal wheels are wrapped in Continental all-season tires calculating 155/60 R15 up entry and 175-/55 -R15 at the rear.
Other One equipment includes Wilwood 4wheel disc braking, bi-halogen headlamps, daytime running lights and heated mirrors. The car has 285 liters of freight space.
Electra Meccanica is now taking fully will be given back deposits for the CAD$19, 888 (approx. US$15, 100). Four colors are available: Titanium Silver, Electric Purple, Raven Black and Arctic White. The corporation plans to start deliveries in 2017.