Electra Meccanica SOLO out for a spin!

Electra Meccanica SOLO out for a spin!

Electra Meccanica has chosen the Luxury and Supercar Weekend at the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to reveal its 3-wheeled, all-electric SOLO.

The SOLO is retails from $19,888 in Canada, with first deliveries getting underway in 2017.  US pricing will be around 15,500 and will start (we assume) shortly thereafter.

The SOLO is powered by a 16.1 kWh battery, which the company says offers 100 miles (160 km) of range - an estimate we find quite reasonably considering the whole vehicle is quite obviously aerodynamic (.24 drag coefficient) and weighs just 992 lbs (450kg).

Charging is pretty standard fair:  Universal Level 1 and 2 connections still apply (J1772), with the company saying a full charge takes about 3 hours via L2.

Electra Meccanica SOLO Color Lineup

Electra Meccanica SOLO Color Lineup

Electra Meccanica SOLO Interior Dash Cluster

Electra Meccanica SOLO Interior Dash Cluster

 

Some other specs of interest:

  • electric motor puts out 82 hp/140lb ft of torque
  • top speed of 80 mph (130 km/h)
  • single passenger
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in under 8 seconds
  • 15” aluminum alloy wheels
  • cargo space: 10.3 cu ft (285 liters) - equivalent to the Mercedes C300 coupe
The SOLO is 10 feet in length; for some perspective on that, the smart ForTwo ED is about 14 inches shorter, while the Fiat 500e is 19 inches longer.

Wheelbase comes in at 80.5 inches.

Electra Meccanica SOLO with lots of

Electra Meccanica SOLO with lots of "frunk" storage

“The entire team here at Electra Meccanica is excited to unveil the SOLO at the Luxury and Supercar show,” states Jerry Kroll, CEO of Electra Meccanica. “Most people had a good idea of what the SOLO would become, but they will be impressed by its clever design and meticulous attention to detail. It far exceeded our expectations.”

Further details and fully­ refundable deposits ($250 CAD) for the first 120 SOLOs to be produced (at least at this price) can be placed online here.

 

Gallery Below: More specs and pictures of the Electra Meccanica SOLO

Electra Meccanica SOLO

Electra Meccanica SOLO

Electra Meccanica SOLO - seating for 1

Electra Meccanica SOLO - seating for 1

Electra Meccanica SOLO charge port

Electra Meccanica SOLO charge port

Electra Meccanica SOLO dimensions

Electra Meccanica SOLO dimensions

Electra Meccanica SOLO Spec Sheet (click to enlarge)

Electra Meccanica SOLO Spec Sheet (click to enlarge)