CityMash.com - Electra Meccanica, an automaker based out of New Westminster, is looking to enter the global market with Solo, their single-seater electric car designed for everyday use. We may not be too far away from seeing these single-seat three wheeled cars motoring down Highway 99 or squeezing into half a parking space on the busy streets of downtown Vancouver.
What You Need to Know About the Solo
- The Solo can reach speeds of 130 km/hr and is approved to drive on the highway.
- Despite being on three wheels, the trunk of the Solo can hold 285 litres of cargo – equivalent to a full grocery cart.
- The Solo can travel 160 km on a single charge and takes four hours to fully charge once the battery is drained. The average commute is less than 30 km, making the Solo a great option.
- The Solo retails for $19,888 CAD.
- The Solo is 3.4 times more energy efficient than internal combustion vehicles.
Electra Meccanica is run by CEO Jerry Kroll. Kroll is a race-car driver and has spent his life working in motor sports. He wanted to apply his background in driving to the commuter world. 83% of commuters travel alone in a four-person car. With Kroll’s Solo, they would be able to save on space, fuel and money. In the future, Kroll and Electra Meccanica are hoping to convert the Solo into an autonomous driverless model.
Would you drive a Solo?