Would you consider a personal EV commuter car/motorcycle that promises 100 miles of range on a charge of 3-6 hours for a price of around $15,400? This is a promise by a new one-seater EV – the 2017 SOLO by Electra Meccanica. It is being unveiled at the Luxury and Supercar Weekend event in Vancouver, Canada.
Here are the basics, according to Eletra Meccanica. The SOLO uses a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery to power the single rear wheel with an electric motor capable of 140 lb-ft of torque and 0-60 MPH acceleration of around 8 seconds. The small runabout can be fully recharged in 3 hours via a 220 Volt power source. It can also be charged at a 110 Volt receptacle in twice the time. This personal EV can reach a top speed of 80 mph.
While SOLO’s small size allows for easy parking and good performance, it also offers a 10 cu-ft front trunk. It is fully enclosed to protect the driver from the elements. However, it is a three-wheeled vehicle, while classifies it as a motorcycle in states like Colorado.
The SOLO is being launched in Canada with a modest $194 pre-order money down with a promised delivery in calendar year 2017 at a price equivalent to $15,400 US. It will also be on sale in the Unites States.
What do you think? Do electric vehicles such as the SOLO have a bright future?
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