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ElectraMeccanica SOLO

Have you ever wished for a compact and efficient vehicle that can effortlessly navigate crowded urban streets and make finding parking a breeze? Look no further than the ElectraMeccanica SOLO. This quirky three-wheeled electric vehicle offers a unique and thrilling driving experience that is sure to turn heads. One of the standout features of the SOLO is its size. Its smaller dimensions make urban parking a cinch, allowing you to squeeze into tight spots that would be impossible for a traditional car. Maneuvering through congested traffic has never been easier, thanks to the SOLO's nimble handling and compact form. Despite its size, the SOLO doesn't compromise on features. Equipped with a rearview backup camera, power windows, AM/FM radio, Bluetooth for hands-free phone calls, and more, it provides all the amenities you would expect in a vehicle. The inclusion of a rear-seat entry door adds convenience, allowing you to access the vehicle from either side, even in cramped spaces. Performance-wise, the SOLO doesn't disappoint. With a top speed of 82 mph and the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in just eight seconds, it offers an exhilarating ride. Its electric motor provides instant torque, making it quick off the line and perfect for zipping around town. Plus, with a range of up to 100 miles, you can enjoy your daily commute with minimal worry about recharging. Speaking of recharging, the SOLO can be easily juiced up using standard 110- or 220-volt outlets. The port, cleverly hidden under the rear license plate, allows for convenient charging at home or on the go. Depending on the outlet used, the battery can be fully charged in as little as three hours or up to six hours. Safety is always a top concern, and the SOLO doesn't skimp in this area. It features a seatbelt and integrated roll bar, offering both protection and peace of mind. Its compact size also allows for better maneuverability, making it easier to navigate through traffic and avoid potential hazards. Despite all its impressive attributes, the SOLO does have a few downsides. Cargo space is limited, offering just enough room for one person and minimal luggage. Additionally, the lack of a rear-view mirror and rear window means you'll have to rely on larger side-view mirrors, which may take some getting used to. Furthermore, the omission of standard safety features like airbags and anti-lock brakes can make high-speed driving somewhat unnerving. Overall, the ElectraMeccanica SOLO is a standout option for those who value efficiency, maneuverability, and a fun driving experience. With its compact size, range, and array of features, it's perfect for urban dwellers looking to navigate the city streets with ease. While it may not offer the cargo space or advanced safety of a traditional four-wheeled car, the SOLO offers a unique and exciting alternative that is sure to make your daily commute a joyride.


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Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Drive Type
All-Wheel Hub-Drive

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Max Range (mi)
99 mi

Max Range (km)
160 km

Top Speed (mph)
80 mph

Top Speed (kmh)
128 kmph

Weight (lbs)
1733 lbs

Weight (kg)
786 kg


Wheel Diameter (in)
15 in

Wheel Diameter (mm)
381 mm

Wheel Width (in)
5.3 in

Wheel Width (mm)
135 mm

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10 Reasons to Buy ElectraMeccanica SOLO

  • The SOLO is super fun to drive, and will get a lot of attention.
  • The SOLO is much smaller than the average automobile, which makes urban parking much easier.
  • You can expect a range of up to 100 miles.
  • It contains all the features you'd expect in a vehicle - a rearview backup camera, power windows, AM/FM radio, Bluetooth for hands-free phone calls, and more.
  • It can reach speeds of up to 82 mph and can go from 0 to 60 mph in just eight seconds.
  • The SOLO can be charged with 110- or 220-volt outlets via a port hidden under the rear license plate.
  • The battery can be fully charged in as little as three hours or up to six hours.
  • The two doors allow the driver to enter or exit from either side of the vehicle, which can be especially convenient when you're parked in a tight space.
  • With a seatbelt and integrated roll bar, the SOLO is safer and far more weather resistant than a traditional motorcycle.
  • The smaller body size of the SOLO makes it easier to maneuver among larger vehicles, even in dense traffic.

3 Reasons Not to Buy ElectraMeccanica SOLO

  • Cargo space is very limited. There is just enough room for one person and very minimal luggage.
  • There is no rear-view mirror or rear window - instead, you use larger side-view mirrors, which can take some getting used to.
  • The SOLO lacks safety equipment that comes standard in four-wheeled cars. There are no airbags or anti-lock brakes, which makes it a bit unnerving to drive at high speeds.

Bottom Line

The ElectraMeccanica SOLO is sure to turn heads when you drive it around town. This electric vehicle certainly looks nothing like anything the average commuter has seen before, and that's the point.  To minimize its footprint and make daily commutes easier, the SOLO _is _different, and that's its main appeal. With impressive range, quick charging, and simple maneuverability, the only question left is whether you're okay with traveling solo everywhere you go - considering there isn't room for much else inside the SOLO other than its driver.


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