Tesla Playing Catch-up With Electra Meccanica

“Imagining what a single-passenger Tesla vehicle might look like, the first thing that comes to mind is low cost. With the Tesla Model 3 expected to be released at a $35,000 price point in coming months and demand far exceeding the capacity to actually produce the thing, it’s mind-numbing to imagine what a single-passenger vehicle could do. Cutting out 75% of the passenger space and 75% of the price could mean yet another Tesla revolution.”
 
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Tesla is thinking about doing what Electra Meccanica has done, bring a single-seater EV to market. The idea is not new but EMV is the first to bring it up to date with modern motors and batteries. EMV’s Solo is a no-frills car but it has what’s important: lowest cost of transportion per kWh for one person, good aerodynamics/appearance, small size, responsive control and great visibility. Solo’s not perfect. It could use cruise-control for those of us who want to drive it on the highway.

What Tesla will do with such a concept is uncertain. They could raise the price, I suppose or add “features” but I doubt they can cut the cost of transportation any more than the made-in-China trike.

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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