Vancouver-based Electra Meccanica announced the launch of the SOLO electric three-wheeler for September 9th, 2016.
The price was set at C$19,888 (with $250 refundable deposits), which is about $15,185 (USD).
The SOLO is equipped with a 8.64 kWh battery and can go up to 160 km (100 mi) on a single charge. 0-62 mph (100 km/h) is states at 8 seconds.
Whether there is space on the market for vehicles such as this beside more affordable full-size electric cars is a pretty big question. One of the major limits for three-wheelers could also be a classification as a motorcycle, which also drastically reduces the pool of available buyers.
"After many years of hard work, planning and engineering, we will be introducing the all-new 2017 Electra Meccanica Solo on Friday, September 9th, 2016!
The Public Introduction of the EMV Solo will be a feature of the 2016 Luxury & Supercar Weekend, at Vancouver’s beautiful Van Dusen Botanical Garden, located at 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, British Columbia. Passes for this event (September 9th, 10th & 11th) are available by contacting us at EMV. EMV member passes are $50.00 each, and deluxe passes are $100 and include food and beverages. http://www.luxurysupercar.com
Solo Reservation Holders, Electra Meccanica Shareholders and other VIP guests will also be invited to a special “Sneak Preview” on Thursday, September 1st, at a secret location near Vancouver to be revealed to those of you who give us your RSVP for that event. You’ll be able to say that you saw the Solo a week before the rest of the world did!
To mark the occasion, we have produced an exclusive new red, white and black Solo windbreaker from our friends at Champion Systems. Order your collectible jacket online by July 22nd and it will be ready for pick up at the September 1st sneak preview or the public introduction. It’s a good way to see who is on Team Solo at the Intro Event! Wear your colours!!"
140 ft-lbs torque
AC Synchronous Electric Motor (up to 82hp)
0-100 kph – 8 Seconds
220 kph (Limited to 130kph) Top Speed
450 Kg Lightweight Aerospace Composite Chassis
All Wheel Disc Brakes
15” Aluminium Alloy Wheels
Battery Life8.64 kWh Lithium Ion
220 & 110 Volt Charging
3 hours 220V / 6 hours 110V
Up to 160 km (100 mi) Range
2 Year Unlimited Warranty
Creature ComfortsLCD Digital Instrument Cluster
Remote Keyless Entry
AM/FM Stereo with Bluetooth/CD/USB
Rear View Backup Camera
285 Liters of Cargo Space
Heater and Defogger
2 Year Unlimited Mileage Warrant
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