Order up your $15,500 2017 Electra Meccanica Solo electric trike now

You're alone in your car most of the time, why not get a car that recognizes that fact?

2017 Electra Meccanica Solo
2017 Electra Meccanica Solo / Image Credit: Electra Meccanica
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The good people at Electra Meccanica think a single-seat, all-electric three-wheeler is the answer. The question is, what's the problem? According to Electra Meccanica, the trike neatly solves the problem of solo drivers in urban commuting situations. Instead of expensive, four-seat boxes that only hold one person, the 2017 Electra Meccanica Solo was designed with the, "consideration that approximately 80 percent of people commute to and from work alone in their personal vehicle. And with the average daily round trip commute being less than 60 km (40 miles), the Solo likely won't require a charge between home and office due to its 160 km (100 mile) range." The trike has a 16.1-kWh lithium ion battery can recharge in about six hours on a standard 110-volt outlet (half that on a 220-volt system). The Solo is also meant to appeal to, "driving enthusiasts, practical commuters and the environmentally conscious," according to COO Henry Reisner in a prepared statement.

As promised, the 2017 Electra Meccanica Solo is now on sale. Starting at about $15,500 US, the three-wheeled electric vehicle was unveiled Friday at the Luxury and Supercar Weekend in Vancouver, Canada, where Electra Meccanica is based. If you think the Solo might solve your personal driving problems, you can place an order at the company's website. Deliveries are expected some time in 2017.

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