Canada’s Electra Meccanica Solo Seats One, Costs $19,888 CAD [97 Images + Videos]

A small Vancouver-based company, Electra Meccanica, has come up with a new zero-emission vehicle, baptized Solo.

Carrying an MSRP of 19,888 CAD ($15,218 USD) and scheduled to be launched on September 9, the three-wheel, single passenger vehicle has a lightweight aerospace composite chassis, which helps it tip the scales at just 992 lbs (450 kg).

It comes with a synchronous electric motor, rated at up to 82 HP and 140 lb-ft (190 Nm) of torque, which allows it to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a decent 8 seconds and to a top speed of 81 mph (130 km/h), but remove the speed limiter and it will go up to 137 mph (220 km/h).

The electric motor is fed by an 8.64 kWh lithium-ion battery, which takes as little as 3 hours to charge from 220V, and once filled, it will offer a total range of up to 100 miles (160 km).

The small electric vehicle is available in four colors – Arctic White, Electric Red, Raven Black and Titanium Silver, and rides on 15-in aluminum alloy wheels.

Billed as “the smartest commuter car on the planet”, Electra Meccanica’s Solo features 75 gallons (285 liters) of cargo space, remote keyless entry, power windows, LCD digital instrument cluster, radio, CD, USB, Bluetooth, backup camera, heater and defogger and it comes with a 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.

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  • smartacus

    I’m all for the Electra Meccanica SLO
    but why even bother having a rear windscreen?

    **and just one person? Not two?

  • TheBelltower

    I think the picture is cropped funny… Where’s the other half of it?

  • donald seymour

    Looks like a turd. A turd from constipation at that.

    • Polyester Poontang

      Since you are the professed expert on shit please explain the difference or are you just a delivery system for your favorite excretion.

      • donald seymour

        Laugh out Loud. I love how eloquent you wrote your rebuttal. And the ironic part about this situation is that I’m toilet reading it. Explain what difference? It looks like a turd. What will be the different between this and a turd?

  • ONE PHOTO IS ENOUGH TO DECIDE A BIG NO THANKS.

  • Zed68

    NO! Just NO!

  • Blanka Li

    Someone send this article to Elio Motors.

  • Dale LeBarron

    They’ve come a long way in a few short months since 2016. There are now at least 6 solos, two of which are pounding out the miles in British Columbia every day. The others are up to no good, like being just about done with US federal compliance certification and hanging out in Electra Meccanica’s first store that opened about a week ago. EMV is scheduled to open another store in the next couple of weeks. They now have a race Solo and a race program that’s smoking a couple of tracks in the Vancouver area with Scott Hargrove at the wheel. They’ve got some very big mystery announcements that will be made at the Vancouver Auto Show starting March 28th. They are unveiling a new black Solo this tonight 03-10, and they’re starting test drives at Mission Raceway in BC on Monday from 10am to 12pm Pacific time. For directions and details, Go to smallev.com , the Electra Meccanica Facebook page or join us at the forum at Soloowners.net . We have live member chats every Monday night. Currently EMV’s CEO Jerry Kroll is the guest speaker at those online meetings the first Monday of every month. Production is Imminent. Resistance is futile.

  • Dale LeBarron

    Come and take your place on the map. We’re now plotting Enthusiast,
    Reservation Holder and Delivery demographics as well as age
    demographics. http://SoloOwners.net https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e20a738cbfa588b73bebfa298dd55fdd2aa4dad0e49535a5373d232b60e3bdaa.jpg

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