First production Solo three-wheeler EV rolls off the assembly line

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  1. Calliers

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    Electra Meccanica has kicked production of its US$15,000 electric three-wheeler into high gear. The first of the fully-enclosed Solo cars has rolled off the line at a new production facility that's gearing up to build 75,000 of these quirky getabouts in the next three years.

    The Solo has a set of specs that make it pretty attractive as an urban vehicle. With a curb weight of just 1,488 lb (675 kg) it rocks a little 82-hp (61-kW) electric motor that drives the rear wheel with enough power for a 82-mph (132km/h) top speed. The 17.3 kWh battery on board will take you up to 100 miles (161 km) on a charge, and charge back up overnight in six hours on a regular 110-volt wall socket.

    There's quick charging too, using a J1772 connector, plus you get keyless entry, a Bluetooth stereo, reversing camera, 285 liters of storage space, heaters, air-con, a single heated seat, heated mirrors, windshield wipers and all sorts of things you wouldn't normally see on a trike.

    Source: newatlas
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018

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