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Re: Electra Meccanica SOLO

Wed May 09, 2018 11:59 am

It looks like the first deliveries of the SOLO have started in the U.S.:
Electrek wrote:Just over a year and a half after Canada’s Electra Meccanica first unveiled their single seat EV, deliveries of the SOLO have now begun in the US after recently receiving certification for sale in the country.
Electrek wrote:The SOLO features an 82 hp (61 kW) AC motor rated for 128 ft-lbs (174 Nm) of torque and top speed of 82 mph (132 km/h).

The 17.3 kWh battery has been slightly increased from the previous 16 kWh battery that the Solo sported when it began production last year, and should be enough for 100 miles (160 km) of range.

That larger battery pack can be recharged in either 3 or 6 hours from a 220V or 110V outlet, and can take advantage of level 2 chargers.
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Re: Electra Meccanica SOLO

Fri May 11, 2018 10:10 am

I'm confused; I don't see how they charge a 17.3 kWh battery in 6 hours from a 110V outlet (which would be 12A max assuming a common NEMA 5-15 outlet). Someone else asked a similar question in the Electrek comments:
https://electrek.co/2018/05/09/electra- ... 3892788872
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Re: Electra Meccanica SOLO

Fri May 11, 2018 11:35 am

17.3 kWh equals 100 miles? that pretty good efficiency, no? It is light-weight. But over 5 miles per kWh? I'm wondering if the real world will lower that some. Depending on usage, maybe this will be just a lower-speed commuter for people.
interesting, nonetheless. It seems this is doing better than Elio, right?
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Re: Electra Meccanica SOLO

Fri May 11, 2018 12:11 pm

5 miles/kWh seems doable in that little thing. It's lightweight and aerodynamic (tapering at the rear is one of the best things you can do for aero). I wouldn't be surprised if it really got 5 miles/kWh on the highway. My Bolt gets over 4 in the right conditions (a still day at 70F, cruising at the posted 65MPH).
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Re: Electra Meccanica SOLO

Fri May 11, 2018 12:35 pm

finman100 wrote:17.3 kWh equals 100 miles? that pretty good efficiency, no? It is light-weight. But over 5 miles per kWh? I'm wondering if the real world will lower that some. Depending on usage, maybe this will be just a lower-speed commuter for people.
interesting, nonetheless. It seems this is doing better than Elio, right?



I think that is a low ball figure and real World will be higher.
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