Electra Meccanica‘s Solo the 3-wheel, single-occupant electric car goes on sale September 9, 2016, in Canada and the U.S., according to Electrek.
If the 3-wheeler was used for commuting, Electra Meccanica estimates an owner would save approximately 91 percent on fuel costs. You can pre-order now at the Electra Meccanica’s website.
The Solo’s 8.6 kW, 82 hp lithium-ion electric motor produces 140 ft-lbs of torque from a standstill. It’s rated to provide a 160 km (100 mile) range and to accelerate from zero to 100 kph (62 mph) in 8 seconds. Top speed of the roughly 1,000-pound Solo is limited to 130 kph (80 mph). The Solo can be fully charged in 3 hours with 220V and 6 hours with an 110V connection.
With list prices set at $19,888 Canadian and $15,150 U.S., the single-seater Solo is an inexpensive all-electric car — or a fairly costly enclosed 3-wheel motorcycle with no accommodation for a passenger.