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Why We Are Here => Hardware & Technology => Topic started by: rcjordan on January 11, 2018, 09:59:36 PM

Title: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
Post by: rcjordan on January 11, 2018, 09:59:36 PM
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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/
Title: Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
Post by: rcjordan on January 11, 2018, 10:06:57 PM
Three-wheeler.  AC adds $1k. Charger: $500

https://electrameccanica.com/emv-solo-us/
Title: Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
Post by: littleman on January 12, 2018, 12:10:30 AM
Nice concept, but it seems overpriced and it only has a 100 mile range.
Title: Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
Post by: rcjordan 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/
Title: Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
Post by: grnidone 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.
Title: Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
Post by: rcjordan 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/
Title: Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
Post by: Drastic on January 13, 2018, 06:09:51 PM
>no sides,

Now we're crossing back into 2 wheels as a real option territory.
Title: Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
Post by: rcjordan 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).