Thanks to its, shall we say, eccentric looks, drivers of Electra Meccanica’s three-wheeled electric car/motorcycle hybrid will likely get asked a lot of questions.
“Can I get a ride?”, however, will not be one of them.
With two wheels in front and one in the back, the one-seat Solo is powered by a 16 kWh battery that gives its 82-HP motor a range of 100 miles, a 0-62 time of eight seconds and a top speed of 81 MPH. Not too shabby for something that looks like, well — look at it.
There isn’t much space in the Solo’s cabin, but what room there is contains helpful features like a stereo with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, an LCD instrument panel and a backup camera. Additional goodies like an aerospace composite chassis and 15-inch aluminum alloy wheels make the 992-pound vehicle pop, but it’s the Solo’s price that really makes it stand out.
When the Solo — which will technically be classified as a motorcycle and may be subject to helmet laws — comes to the U.S. from Canada in 2017, buyers will theoretically be able to receive tax credits of up to $7,500 after purchasing the $15,000 vehicle, bringing its price down to under eight grand, according to Road Show.
"We believe the Solo will become the commuter vehicle of choice for the masses,” Electra Meccanica COO Henry Reisner told CTV News. “The vehicle is non-polluting, very economical to operate and people will have a heck of a good time driving it too.”
To save money, the planet and yourself from a lifetime of airport pickups, reserve a Solo here.