Solo EV In Real Life

Much of the expectation of the Solo and other electric vehicles is complete replacement of the gas-guzzlers. That’s not likely to happen soon as there’s still a need for heavier vehicles to haul freight. I expect many families will do what TLW and I are doing, supplementing an SUV with a Solo EV. It makes sense. There are two of us and sometimes we both want to be mobile. Besides, she does haul grand kids around as well as groceries, water jugs, and even furniture.

While the Solo is very practical, it’s also fun to drive

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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4 Responses to Solo EV In Real Life

  1. Grece wrote, “While the Solo is very impractical, it’s also boring to drive as you are alone.”

    I like visitors but I also like to be alone without distractions. When I was a teacher, I got most of my work done on Sunday when I was alone in the school/lab. I planned the whole week and did all my preparations. I certainly don’t need accompaniment when doing my errands. Besides, there’s a radio by which I can groove to the “oldies” and anything I can plug in on USB and I have a new smartphone on the way, for emergencies. While the added weight of a passenger would not have much affect, having a passenger behind as in the Elio greatly changes the design/decreases luggage capacity and handling. Having a passenger beside would greatly increase the air-drag. I think Solo is optimal for most of my travels.

  2. DrLoser wrote, “how do you reconcile your wife’s preference for a gas-guzzling SUV with your stated concerns about C02 and pollution in general?”

    She’s her own woman. When she bought it I was recommending a VW TDI diesel. I had no say in the purchase.

  3. DrLoser says:

    Just out of interest, Robert, how do you reconcile your wife’s preference for a gas-guzzling SUV with your stated concerns about C02 and pollution in general?

    I’m sure you can find some way to prevent us all calling you a total hypocrite.

  4. Grece says:

    While the Solo is very impractical, it’s also boring to drive as you are alone.

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