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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).
Title: Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
Post by: rcjordan on February 05, 2018, 11:47:43 PM
YA3WEV

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/05/sondors-three-wheeled-ev-test-drive/


This one smells of vaporware to me.
Title: Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
Post by: rcjordan on May 10, 2018, 07:54:49 PM
Solo EV delivered to first US customer

https://newatlas.com/solo-ev-first-us-customer/54570/

<added -better info>

https://electrek.co/2018/05/09/electra-meccanica-begins-deliveries-in-us/

Has A/C !!
Title: Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
Post by: Brad 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.
Title: Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
Post by: ergophobe on May 11, 2018, 12:09:56 AM
I still want a small EV pickup or van.

https://www.nissan.co.uk/vehicles/new-vehicles/e-nv200.html
Title: Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
Post by: rcjordan 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.
Title: Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
Post by: Brad on May 11, 2018, 01:54:56 AM
>e-nv200

At least somebody has one.   Nice.
Title: Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
Post by: Drastic 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.
Title: Re: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
Post by: rcjordan on July 14, 2018, 01:09:53 AM
First production Solo three-wheeler EV rolls off the assembly line

https://newatlas.com/electra-meccanica-solo-3-wheel-ev-production/55453