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Production 3-Wheeled Electra Meccanica Solo EV Unveiled


Another new production 3-wheeled electric vehicle was recently revealed — the Electra Meccanica Solo, to be offered by the Canadian firm Electra Meccanica Vehicles — making for a somewhat crowded field of not-quite-real-as-of-yet offerings in this class.

As with some of the others, the company is now accepting fully refundable deposits for the Solo electric vehicle (EV). Plans are reportedly for first deliveries to begin sometime next year.

The Electra Meccanica Solo will reportedly possess a 16.1 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery and a single-charge range of around 100 miles. Level 2 charge times will reportedly be around ~3 hours.

The electric motor that’s onboard provides 61 kilowatts (kW) of power (82 horsepower) and 140 lb-feet of torque. This allows for a 0 to 62 mph time of ~8 seconds, and a top speed of around 80 mph.

Green Car Reports continues: “The front wheels are completely enclosed by bodywork which, along with a faux grille and lower intakes, gives the Solo a passing resemblance to conventional cars from that angle. At 120 inches long, the Solo is a bit longer than a Smart ForTwo, but sits much lower to the ground. Electra Meccanica claims a drag coefficient of 0.24, and a curb weight of 992 pounds — thanks in part to composite bodywork, and aluminum drivetrain components. A front trunk (what Tesla owners would call a ‘frunk’) provides 10 cubic feet of cargo space, Electra Meccanica says.”

Not a bad list of specs. Those wanting one, though, will have to shell out CAD$19,888 (~$15,500). That’s a fair chunk of money, especially when you consider a used Nissan LEAF in good condition can be had for much less in many regions.

A lot more pictures and videos can be found here.

 
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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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