Electra Meccanica Shows Off Electric Roadster With 250-Mile Range, Starting Price of $37,000

MAR 29 2017 BY MARK KANE 9

Vancouver’s Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corporation (EMV) announced from the Vancouver Auto Show (held at the Vancouver Convention Center from March 28 through April 2) two new electric vehicles.

The first one is a roadster (which kinda reminds us of a Miata), the  Tofino with 250 miles (400 km) of range, a 125 mph (200 km/h) top speed and 0-60 mph under seven seconds.

The Electra Meccanica Tofino is scheduled for market launch in 2019 for $50,000 CAD (which is around $37,000 US).

Announced late last year: the Electra Meccanica SOLO from about ~$15,500

“Designed by a world-class coach-building team from Intermeccanica with an all-electric drivetrain, the Tofino will provide a spirited and powerful driving experience. The vehicle will be hand-crafted with an evolutionary design nod to the popular Intermeccanica Roadster. In short, the Tofino will give you a classic car look with the technology from today. The electric custom coach sports car will be made with advanced components and its long-range electric motor will take you anywhere you want to go in exceptional comfort and style. The Tofino has remarkably good looks with the lightweight retractable hard top up or down — and it will have enough storage space for a weekend getaway or an adventurous cruise along the highways and backroads.

The Tofino is equipped with a high-performance, all-electric motor with a top speed of 200 kph (125 mph) and a 0-100 kph (0-60 mph) in under 7 Seconds. The chassis and body are made of a lightweight aerospace-grade composite and the car is capable of up to 400 km (250 Miles) of range on a full charge. The roadster will be available in five stunning colors including Titanium Silver, Electric Red, Raven Black, Arctic White, and Bionic Bronze with a suggested retail price starting at $50,000*. Estimated deliveries will begin by 2019 and interested individuals can make a $1,000* reservation for the Tofino at the show or by logging on to http://electrameccanica.com.”

*Plus taxes, subject to finalization upon delivery. Prices shown do not include any applicable taxes. All prices are in Canadian dollars. Financing available OAC. All specifications subject to change without notice.

Electra Meccanica SOLO R

The second vehicle is a race-prepped SOLO R performance vehicle, based on the earlier standard SOLO three-wheeler, unveiled in September.

“The SOLO R is a race-prepped performance variant of the innovative all-electric SOLO commuter vehicle, which made its world debut at Vancouver’s Luxury and Supercar Weekend in September. The SOLO R has a high-performance battery system mated to performance brakes, oversized wheels and racing slicks. All of the updates come courtesy of Electra Meccanica’s Advanced Performance team making the SOLO R a spec racer to be reckoned with on the road and on the track. More information on the EMV race program can be found at http://EMVRacing.com. Both the SOLO and SOLO R are being exhibited at the Vancouver Auto Show for the first time. Electra Meccanica is currently offering dealer opportunities and accepting fully-refundable $250* deposits for the SOLO which can be made at the show or placed online at http://electrameccanica.com.”

Mark West, President of Electra Meccanica said:

“We are very proud to showcase our company, along with a couple of extremely exciting new vehicles at our hometown show. The passion behind these cars is a massive step-forward for our brand and they represent the best of what we can achieve from a performance standpoint. Vancouver Auto Show attendees and others around the world will not be disappointed.”

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9 Comments on "Electra Meccanica Shows Off Electric Roadster With 250-Mile Range, Starting Price of $37,000"

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Not Bad!

‘In the eye of the beholder’
Miata/MX5 is an absolute jewel- THIS is a piglet.

Might have a market here, the SOLO was a waste of time IMO.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

Nice price tag.
Now what’s the DCFC rate?

Nice drawing.

So they, uh, know how to BUILD cars, right?

I’ve seen a good many of these sorts of pie-in-the-sky schemes, especially around 2006 when us greenies were just chomping at the bit to see electric cars that you could, you know, *drive*, on the *streets*, maybe even, in our wildest fantasies, on the *highway*.

The companies that were making promises at that time… they’re all gone now. I have about equally high hopes that Electra Meccanica will ever bring an actual product to market, especially one that makes it through NHTSA crash testing.

Actually, Intermeccanica (the backbone of the company) has been around since 1959, building limited production cars in Italy, and then (and now) Canada. So I suppose they have a better chance than most.

Wish Mazda would do this to the Miata / Roadster / MX-5.

But would a 400km range battery effect the handling so bad that it would be a dog to drive? This is the BIG QUESTION.

An open top Sports electric = Yes Please.

Your tesla reservation is worth $1000 off price of a SOLO
Hello Brian,

Yes, you can send us your Tesla reservation letter and we will give you up to $1,000 off a new SOLO. Just send us your letter and you are in line.

As soon as we are approved by the BC government you will find us on the list. We are expecting a $5,000 rebate.

I am looking forward to your letter.
Thank you kindly,

Director of Retail Operations

Electra Meccanica
102 East 1st Ave, Vancouver B.C., V5T1A4
Cell: +1 604 – 352 – 6762
Email: ChrisKoch@electrameccanica.com
Web: http://www.smallev.com

Great price for a small 2 seater…

I for one don’t need alot of acceleration so I’m impressed with the low-price.

Unfortunately, too many of these start-ups can’t make the grade. Good try though….

Wish they’d release a few more details….