Electra Meccanica Solo EV: a tiny three-wheeled electric car

Electra Meccanica SOLO 3 Wheeled EV
Electra Meccanica Solo is a single-seater three-wheeled electric car with an enclosed cabin. Images © ElectraMeccanica

The world of personal mobility is experiencing a gradual yet inevitable revolution. More than ever, people have become aware of the impact of fossil fuels on the environment and are open to embracing sustainable means of commuting. Electric vehicles appear to be the obvious solution to the problem. However, problems such as traffic congestion and inadequate parking spaces in crowded urban centers make them less desirable.

Every day, 119 million North Americans commute using personal vehicles— and 105 million of them commute alone. The Electra Meccanica Solo could be the future of driving. It can help reduce your gas bill to zero, eliminate your environmental impact, and turn your commute into the highlight of your day.

Design and features

Solo is essentially a tricycle with two wheels in front and one at the back. The design is wholly futuristic, although we have to admit that it’s not novel. Some modern electric vehicles have explored the idea because it makes it possible to maintain the shape and stability of a car while occupying much less space. Beyond aesthetics, however, Solo boasts numerous features that promise to make it appealing to everyone.

Dynamic performance

According to the manufacturers, driving Solo ensures you do not sacrifice performance when you give up gas. The vehicle boasts incredible acceleration, achieving 0 to 60 mph in less than 12 seconds. Its top speed of 80 mph also renders it fast enough to take you around the city, and its smaller size makes getting a suitable parking space less stressful. When you consider the fact that your environmental footprint would be next to zero while enjoying all these advantages, you’ll agree that Solo has what it takes to become the new face of mobility.

Electra Meccanica SOLO Storage Space
The SOLO has enough storage space to fit everything you need for your day to day activities.

Quick charge

Solo is powered by a liquid-cooled 17.4kWh NCA battery. The manufacturers claim that the battery is compatible with universal charging stations everywhere. So, you can charge your car as easily as you would charge your phone- simply plug it in when not in use. Thankfully, public charging has become a mainstay in most parking lots and malls, and you can always install a low-cost charging station at home. It takes about 2.5 hours to charge your Solo’s battery up to 85% and about 6 hours for a full charge.

Electra Meccanica SOLO EV Charging
You can charge your SOLO using a standard outlet.

The ideal low-maintenance vehicle

According to the manufacturers, Solo has 99% fewer parts than the average combustion engine. Thus, your car has a much lower chance of developing a fault. Routine maintenance does not need to be as frequent, and it’ll take much less time. Solo empowers you to spend more time getting to your destination and less time dealing with car troubles.

Safer than motorcycle

Asides the apparent design advantage, manufacturers say that the Solo has been rigorously tested for safety and it’s being engineered to meet global motor vehicle safety standards for today and the future. There’s no arguing that it’s much safer than any two-wheeler out there.

Pricing info

The manufacturer suggested retail price for Solo is $18,500. You may visit the Electra Meccanica website to learn more or to reserve your Solo by making a refundable deposit of $250.

Source: ElectraMeccanica