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Published on August 6th, 2016 | by James Ayre


Electra Meccanica Solo EV Goes On Sale September 9th

August 6th, 2016 by  

The single-seat, 3-wheel electric vehicle known as the Electra Meccanica Solo EV will go on sale in Canada on September 9th, according to recent reports.

The single-seat electric vehicle (EV) will feature a single-charge range of around 100 miles, and will feature a starting price of CAD $19,888 (around US $15,000).

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Interestingly, the Electra Meccanica Solo EV can apparently be fully charged in only around 3 hours from a standard 220-volt outlet (not too bad, eh?), and in just 6 hours from a standard 110-volt outlet. While the range and starting price aren’t particularly great (in my opinion, anyway), the charging time isn’t too shabby.

The Electra Meccanica Solo EV reportedly does 0–62 miles per hour in around 8 seconds.

Autoblog provides more, stating that, “as for financing the boot-shaped vehicles, Vancouver, BC–based Electra Meccanica is saying it can offer the vehicle for bi-weekly payments of $75…. The Solo EV is the brainchild of Henry Reisner and Jerry Kroll. Based on the old Corbin Sparrow, it’s about a foot longer than a Smart Fortwo and the company has more than 20,000 refundable deposits for the Solo.”

More information on the Electra Meccanica Solo EV can be found here.

If one is interested in reading more about 3-wheel EVs, or single-seat EVs, then the links below should entice to some degree:

Electric 3-Wheeler With 175 Miles Of Range

Single-Seat Electric Mail Delivery Vehicles From Toyota

Electric, Covered 3-Wheeler — Toyota iRoad — Probably Won’t Be Available For General Consumption, But Testing Is Going Well


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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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