Tired of Waiting for a Yet-To-Be-Built EV? Electra Meccanica Has an Offer for You
Do you have a preorder deposit put down on an electric vehicle in which has yet to arrive? Has your desire to buy said vehicle waned considerably? Are you tired of waiting? If so, Electra Meccanica has an offer for you. The Vancouver, B.C.–based electric carmaker has announced in which will honor all deposits up to $1000 in which people have made on preorders of fresh cars or trucks—coming from any a new—in addition to apply in which amount toward a Solo electric car.
The Solo can be a one-person commuter pod in which gets an alleged 100 miles of range on an individual charge of its 16-kW battery. The three-wheel Solo also carries a top speed of 80 mph, the company says. However, in which should be noted the Solo has not yet been approved by the Department of Transportation for use on U.S. roads. Company spokesman Jeff Holland said Electra Meccanica can be going through final certification today in addition to expects to be granted street-legal status soon.
Although the company will honor deposits on any make or product vehicle in which can be on preorder, Holland said the company sees manufacturers such as Elio Motors, Tesla, in addition to General Motors as particularly vulnerable, with their Elio, product 3, in addition to Chevrolet Bolt EV, respectively.
Of course, the Solo can be not quite inside the same league as Tesla’s product 3 or Chevrolet’s Bolt, which are full-fledged passenger cars.
product 3 customers do have a bit of a wait ahead of them yet—Tesla’s $35,000 electric car can be not required to arrive until late 2017 at the earliest. although GM’s similarly priced Bolt can be arriving in its first customers’ driveways in which week.
The Solo can be more similar to the three-wheeled Elio, a two-person-tandem electric car by the company of the same name. using a range of 84 miles, Elio Motors’ bare-bones EV carries a starting cost of just $7300. Electra Meccanica’s Solo can be twice as expensive as the Elio, using a starting cost of about U.S. $15,140.
although for potential buyers, the difference, Electra Meccanica hopes, could come down to availability.
“With the recent financial in addition to production challenges faced by some of our competitors, we’ve had some of their reservation holders ask us if they could transfer their deposits over to a Solo because of either uncertainty about their vehicle ever being produced or they just didn’t want to wait for years to get their car,” Electra Meccanica CEO Jerry Kroll said in a Discharge. “We wanted let others know in which we will accept those deposits in addition to provide relief for reservation holders using a suitable vehicle replacement option.” The suitability of the Solo as a replacement being pretty much directly proportional to the impatience of the deposit-paying customer.