It's back and better than ever.
The sheer amount of modern tech, especially advancements in EV tech at this years' e Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been mind-blowing, despite the fact that many manufacturers pulled out. BMW revealed its 610 horsepower iX EV, and Hyundai showcased its plans for the metaverse.
At the other corner of the show was ElectraMeccanica, which showcased its next-generation three-wheeler Solo EVs. We first covered this Canadian company back in 2016 when it had an attractive price tag of only $15,000. The price has since increased, but so too has the tech and overall capability.
When the Solo EV first made an appearance at CES back in 2018, it managed to scoop the IHS Markit Innovation Award. This year it's back and better than ever. ElectraMeccanica displayed three models at this year's event, including a refresh of its flagship, the single-seat SOLO EV. The redesign includes a new dashboard, touchscreen display, and LED monitors.
Another interesting offering at this year's CES is the Solo Cargo, which is a modified version of the Solo specifically designed to be used in the commercial and logistics industries. The Cargo features a handy 11.8 square foot cargo box and should be perfect for things like food delivery. Finally, ElectraMeccanica will be showcasing the Solo O2 Concept which shows off what the company is capable of in terms of next-generation design. It even features a convertible variant.
The Solo currently sells for $18,500, which is slightly more than you'll pay for a 2022 Chevrolet Spark, and features 110 volt standard outlet charging, a 0-85% charge time of 2.5 hours on a level 2 charger, and a top speed of 80 mph. Standard features include a backup camera, LED headlights, power disk brakes, torque-limiting stability control, and a two-year full vehicle warranty.
"CES is the premier event to show the world what the future of clean transportation looks like, so we're thrilled to be back, showcasing the next chapter in ElectraMeccanica's story. The SOLO EV is unlike any other vehicle on the market, and it represents a massive opportunity for consumers and businesses. Not only is it fun to drive, but it's also the eco-friendly option that today's drivers want and deserve." said Kevin Pavlov, CEO of ElectraMeccanica.