Author Topic: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car  (Read 699 times)

rcjordan

  • I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6854
  • Debbie says...
    • View Profile
Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
« on: January 11, 2018, 09:59:36 PM »
Quote
100 mile range and a $15,500 price tag

Delivery supposed to be late 2018.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/11/electrameccanicas-solo-is-a-single-seat-ev-commuter-car/

rcjordan

  • I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6854
  • Debbie says...
    • View Profile
Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 10:06:57 PM »
Three-wheeler.  AC adds $1k. Charger: $500

https://electrameccanica.com/emv-solo-us/

littleman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3834
    • View Profile
Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 12:10:30 AM »
Nice concept, but it seems overpriced and it only has a 100 mile range.

rcjordan

  • I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6854
  • Debbie says...
    • View Profile
Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 01:37:38 AM »
>overpriced

Particularly when compared to the Elio (who did the legislative groundwork in 50 states to get 3-wheelers approved as a separate vehicle class).

https://www.eliomotors.com/fleet/

grnidone

  • Inner Core
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1346
  • Laugh often. It's the best medicine.
    • MSN Messenger - grnidone@yahoo.com
    • AOL Instant Messenger - Ggrnidone
    • Yahoo Instant Messenger - grnidone
    • View Profile
    • GreenEyeWire
    • Email
Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 06:32:28 PM »
> it only has a 100 mile range.

Exactly.  Perfect for a commute.  Or, enough mileage to get you to an airport where you can fly somewhere else for vacation.

rcjordan

  • I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6854
  • Debbie says...
    • View Profile
Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 03:25:56 PM »
Another 3-wheeler. $12k, no sides, even less range.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/13/arcimoto-hands-on/

Drastic

  • Need a bigger hammer...
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2289
  • Resident Redneck
    • View Profile
Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 06:09:51 PM »
>no sides,

Now we're crossing back into 2 wheels as a real option territory.

rcjordan

  • I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6854
  • Debbie says...
    • View Profile
Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2018, 06:15:35 PM »
>2 wheels

Except that would require a motorcycle drivers permit and probably a helmet under most state laws, IIRC.  Elio got the cockpit-covered 3-wheeler set up as a new vehicle class in order to get around that (while avoiding the crash protection and other mandates for 4-wheelers).

rcjordan

  • I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6854
  • Debbie says...
    • View Profile
Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 11:47:43 PM »

rcjordan

  • I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6854
  • Debbie says...
    • View Profile
« Last Edit: May 10, 2018, 07:59:25 PM by rcjordan »

Brad

  • Inner Core
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2107
  • What, me worry?
    • View Profile
Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2018, 11:01:16 PM »
$15,400 now we are talking.  100 mile range on a 110v 6 hour charge, that is doable.  So what if it is a single seater, I see a lot of cars, including my own with only just a driver. 

We are getting close to that sweet spot for mass adoption of electric vehicles.

I still want a small EV pickup or van.

ergophobe

  • Inner Core
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3994
    • View Profile

rcjordan

  • I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6854
  • Debbie says...
    • View Profile
Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2018, 12:47:37 AM »
Remember that any 3-wheeler design for the US is likely to be because it is circumventing the crash standards.  These are motorcycles with amenities wrapped in a thin candy shell.

>e-nv200

Nice.  I don't recall seeing that one before.

Brad

  • Inner Core
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2107
  • What, me worry?
    • View Profile
Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2018, 01:54:56 AM »
>e-nv200

At least somebody has one.   Nice.

Drastic

  • Need a bigger hammer...
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2289
  • Resident Redneck
    • View Profile
Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2018, 01:56:06 AM »
>Remember that any 3-wheeler design for the US is likely to be because it is circumventing the crash standards.  These are motorcycles with amenities wrapped in a thin candy shell.

Exactly what I am thinking...I'll stick to the bike or a real vehicle.