After bringing their electric prototype to the 2017 LA Auto Show, crowdfunded Sondors has now started taking reservations for it.
The company is asking a $100 refundable deposit for the Model Sondors, plus a non-refundable $3.30 transaction fee, claiming that they will start deliveries of the electric vehicle in April next year. That is if everything goes well and they don’t encounter any of the problems of Elio Motors.
Sondors appears to have kept their word about the final price of the car, which is set at $10,000. For the money, customers will get the three-wheeler, with its zero-emission powertrain that’s said to allow for a 0-60mph (0-96km/h) acceleration in an estimated 6.2sec and a top speed of 120mph (193km/h).
The lithium-ion battery packs, whose capacity remains undisclosed for now, can be charged from 110V or 240V outlets. The entry-level Model Sondors will have a claimed 75 miles (120km) of range, whereas the mid-range version will be able to travel for up to 150 miles (240km) in between charges. Opt for the top-of-the-line, and you get up to 200 miles (320km) of range, according to the electric startup.
Sondors state that at the beginning of January, when they started taking deposits for the three-wheeled EV, they had over 5,000 reservations in just 24 hours. The $100 deposit probably had something to do with it, yet it’s still an impressive number for a three-wheeler.