Small Car With Big Features – Electra Meccanica Solo

See Electra Meccania Solo Is Only Half Of A Car But It’s All ElectricCNET has a good review of the EM Solo. The video is really sharp and clear. The audio is too, even when the driver is complaining about the noise-level in the Solo… I only heard the motor whine once during high acceleration. The vehicle handles nicely at low speed on a wet parking lot. The reviewer describes much of what I want in a small EV: easy steering on the road, responsiveness, high visibility, basic controls within easy reach, an audio player, and all the advantages of going Solo and electric.

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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8 Responses to Small Car With Big Features – Electra Meccanica Solo

  1. Greece wrote, “the same values as you do”.

    Hundreds of people including Canadians have made deposits. The target market is commuters so there are probably millions who would appreciate Solo, and they can think for themselves. I don’t know what the penetration will be but I would not be surprised if it reaches 1-10% before competition arises in the niche. I assume it would take competition a year or more to come to market.

  2. oiaohm says:

    Grece 3 wheel two seater sports car a lot have sold over 100 thousand.

    http://www.diseno-art.com/top_ten/top_ten_three_wheeled_vehicles.html

    So the fact solo has 3 wheel is not a factor on sales. Question really is its lack of sound proofing and how well is really performs with no AC. My first cars did not have AC but they also had working air inlets that equal they air cooled well.

    There is no market for a three-wheel vehicle
    So this is bull. There are proven markets from the existing three-wheel vehicles. One catch most of the existing 3 wheelers with sales volume are 2 seater. 1 seater 3 wheeler could be in for a challenge.

    Solo is a prototype is finding out where the bare min in the market is.

    Grece you are not doing basic research before commenting.

  3. Grece says:

    Solo could easily sell in 100K quantities in Canada eventually and it may grow beyond that if people wake up to the possibilities.

    100K Robert? One-hundred thousand electric big-wheels!? There is no market for a three-wheel vehicle, so I do not know how they would sell fifty, let alone one-hundred thousand. Even then, they can’t even produce the first ten off the rinky-dink garage you call an assembly line.

    I find it hilarious, that you honestly believe, that every Canadian shares the same values as you do. I personally know a few Canadians, worked in your country illegally mind-you as a consultant and even slept with a few. The thing I find interesting, is that they all say the same things. Namely, that they want to move to America and that their fellow Canadians are stupid.

  4. Grece wrote, “It is in the shareholders best interest, not anyone else’s.”

    I believe the world will be better off using cleaner energy. EMV has developed a product which facilitates that in particular for commuters and short trippers. It will be good for me, cities, the environment, the Canadian economy, etc. if Solo is a roaring success. While that is not certain, it’s looking to be quite possible and the next year or two will tell the tale, not Grece’s ravings. Solo could easily sell in 100K quantities in Canada eventually and it may grow beyond that if people wake up to the possibilities. e.g. In Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro recognizes that ~$1billion or so leaves Manitoba annually just to buy hydrocarbons from outside Manitoba. We have abundant electrical energy. Going Solo could boost the Manitoban economy.

  5. Grece wrote, “why is it raining in one instance, then dry as a bone in another instance?”

    Time passes, weather changes and video gets edited.

    Greece wrote, “You being an advocate of free and open source, if you charged for your services, you would be hanging yourself as a hypocrite.”

    Nothing in the GPL prevents charging for services rendered. Nothing prevents me from writing a helpful document for owners or potential buyers.

  6. Grece says:

    The guy’s recording the video live, not dubbed.

    If it was NOT dubbed as you say, then why is it raining in one instance, then dry as a bone in another instance?

    I don’t charge a penny for the service.

    Well for one, you can’t offer your services for free, let alone charge for services can you? You being an advocate of free and open source, if you charged for your services, you would be hanging yourself as a hypocrite.

    It’s in everyone’s best interest that EMV succeeds.

    CORRECTION. It is in the shareholders best interest, not anyone else’s.

    Jobs. The economy.

    None of which, will be helped by this venture.

    The Solo is also a really neat concept and I want it.

    You want a lot of things, but things just don’t ever pan your way do they, why is that?

  7. Grece, hoping to pick more nits, failed with, “Makes one wonder how long can one drive, sans proper ventilation in inclement weather.”

    The guy’s recording the video live, not dubbed. So, he chooses not to run the fan. Is that the best you’ve got? Chuckle…

    Grece wrote, “I would note this this is nothing but continued marketing to garner more interest, which leads to more preorders and more revenue.”

    This is a good thing, eh, unless you want them to fail? I’m telling the world Solo is a good thing, and I don’t charge a penny for the service. It’s in everyone’s best interest that EMV succeeds. Jobs. The economy. Stuff like that. It matters. The Solo is also a really neat concept and I want it.

  8. Grece says:

    Nice high-definition video. One thing that stands out, the left driver side window is fogged, and has rain drops on the sill, I am assuming from having the window partly opening. Makes one wonder how long can one drive, sans proper ventilation in inclement weather.

    Additionally, I would note this this is nothing but continued marketing to garner more interest, which leads to more preorders and more revenue.

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    Mass delivery in Q1 2018? LMAO!….wow they already pushed back the delivery date once again.

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