Author Topic: Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car  (Read 97 times)

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Electrameccanica's Solo single-seat EV commuter car
« 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/

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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/

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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.

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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/

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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.

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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/

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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.

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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).