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Old 08-06-2016, 11:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Electra Meccanica Solo...The Next Big...you know

2017 Electrac Meccanica Solo EV, another trike, will be available to the public on September 9, 2016! The Solo EV is priced at $19,888 Canadian, US $15,150. Preorder (Reservation, errrr) with $250, the company already has more than 20,000 REFUNDABLE deposits. The Solo EV is the project of Henry Reisner and Jerry Kroll. Using the old Corbin Sparrow, a 48" wide track, 120" long, it's about a foot longer than a Smart Fortwo. The single seater RWD commuter has 285 liter of storage.
The Solo EV goes 0-100 kph in 8 secs, top speed limited to 130 kph, drive range of 160 km, 8,64 kWh lithium ion, can be recharged in 3 hours at 220v or 6 six with 110v. LCD instrument cluster, keyless entry, power windows, rear view camera, climate control/heating/AC and a TWO YEAR UNLIMITED MILEAGE WARRANTY!

Take a look at this, Elio!

Get more details of their story, development archives and many videos & pix-
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Electrified Sparrow.

Turbine-engine sound is just so cool.


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Old 08-13-2016, 06:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like a good package with a real price. They need to make sure it qualifies for the USA 10% refund.
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Too expensive for my tastes, but I wholeheartedly agree with the idea. I'd love a single or tandem seat, electric 3-wheeler to get me around. I see no point in pushing enough air around for a vehicle that seats two side-by-side for no apparent gain. But they never made Sparrows legal here (as far as I know). Being a Canadian company, I'll assume they will make them legal here and, preferably, not require a motorcycle license to drive.

26 days...let's see if they honor it!
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Check the local state DMV to see whether a trike is a motorcycle or not.
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Check the local state DMV to see whether a trike is a motorcycle or not.
It is in every state that I know of as long as it's under 1,200lb.
Many states also realize that it's enclosed, offering head protection and eye protection.
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Some news on this vehicle:

Electra Meccanica Solo three-wheeled electric car unveiled

About 120 inches long, 61kW motor, 16.1kWh battery ~100 mile range, 992 pound curb weight, Cd is claimed to be 0.24 - and it has a 10 cu ft frunk.

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Quirky but handsome. Looks like a conventional coming at you, then it looks like it's missing its rear.



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I want one. I love the idea. I just don't like the price tag. I don't think most other people will either, so I don't predict them being produced for long...maybe they can hold on long enough to mass produce them and drive down the cost per unit?
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The price is $15,500:

Order up your $15,500 2017 Electra Meccanica Solo electric trike now - Autoblog
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The price is $15,500:
Comparables; Can Am Spyder $19,499-20,999, Polaris Slingshot $21,999-23,999, Harley Davidson Trike Freewheeler $26,339-?, HD TriGlide Trike $34,339-?? or T-Rex $57,999-???

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