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Old 11-25-2020, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Electra Meccanica delivering Solos, but...

The Solo electric trike is being delivered now, but Electra Meccanica needs cash to continue production.See link.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/comp...FCa?li=BBnbfcL

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Nothing new, thus far most trikes have been vaporware

Hopefully this steers away from Elio territory
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Hopefully it is smothered in the crib.
$18.5K per passenger
manufactured in China
potential 27.5% tariff
One-wheel drive!

https://suddendisruption.blogspot.co...andard-in.html

This doesn't look like a platform that lends itself to varied models for niche markets (last-mile delivery, etc.)

It's less cost than the three-wheel drive Nobe, but do they have Sandy Munro onside?
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Electra Meccanica has decided to add a new model with some cargo space. I don't know why they didn't put this cargo capacity into the original model.
-When you don't provide enough space for customers to carry the tools of their trade, or even some cold weather gear, the car will only be purchased by the wealthy.
https://newatlas.com/automotive/elec...s-cargo-trunk/
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226 liters is 8 cubic feet. That's a 2 foot cube.

The Deliverator has 15 cubic feet without compromised aerodynamics. And it can ace the 40% offset frontal collision test.
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The only advantage I can see for the EM Solo is that it would be more weather resistant in winter. The Arcimoto seems better in so many ways.
They have only produced about 40 Solos. How is Arcimoto production going?
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I still don't know why major auto manufacturers wouldn't do trikes if there was a market for them. A mass produced trike should cost like $7,000 considering a 4-wheeled Mirage goes for $14k and had to undergo plenty of safety and environmental regulatory testing and certification.
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07:05 consequently we adjusted our build rate
07:07 and have revised our planned mainline
07:09 target of production output to 425 fuv
07:13 platform vehicles in 2021...
I saw about 40 in one place at one time at their rental facility waiting delivery.

At $7000 I'd want the FUV instead of their Platform 2.
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I still don't know why major auto manufacturers wouldn't do trikes if there was a market for them. A mass produced trike should cost like $7,000 considering a 4-wheeled Mirage goes for $14k and had to undergo plenty of safety and environmental regulatory testing and certification.
They don't build them because there isn't a market for them at the price the would need to sell for and still make money. Polaris is the largest UTV manufacture in the USA. They know how to make this type of vehicle efficiently. The cheapest bare-bones Polaris UTV is the Ranger 500 and it sells for $10K




For reference - Polaris made a 5% profit margin in 2019 so it isn't like they could drop the price and still make money. It always cracks me up when a start-up claims they will make vehicle for less than large players with huge economy of scale.

(Honda's cheapest UTV is also a 500cc and sell fro $8500. Cheaper is possible if you build offshore and import)
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Perhaps this is the best thread for this:


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Kinetic Engineering Ltd. said it had transformed itself into an auto components firm making mainly gear boxes and EV parts.

The company, which had earlier been making losses, had been in the profit zone for the last two quarters, said managing director Ajinkya Firodia.
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It has come out with an Electric Vehicle (EV) kit for the manufacture of EV three-wheelers that are in demand, following incentives provided by the government, the company said.
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“We have developed a complete EV kit that is 100% Indian. We are supplying the axle and gear box, and have sourced the motor and controller from domestic third parties,” he said. Demand in India for EV three-wheelers is about 20,000, sourced mostly from China.

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