Story contributed by Marc Semail, VEVC
Vancouver’s Electra Meccanica’s new all-electric 3-wheeler
Fred Lambert, electrek.co
Electra Meccanica is the electric division of the formerly Italian (now based in Vancouver, BC, Canada) automaker InterMeccanica and best known for its trademark Roadsters. The electric division has been working on its next generation single-seater three-wheeler EV, the SOLO, for a while now and it aims to bring it to market in limited production by the end of the year.
It looks like the company is making progress and this week Electra Meccanica released a quick sneak peek of the SOLO’s chassis.
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).
One of these was seen at the Oakridge Mall in Vancouver charging so they are around now. More information about pre-ordering as well as more vehicle details can be found at the following link.