ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. of Vancouver has delivered the Solo single-seat electric vehicle to its first commercial customers in southern California.
The three-wheeled EV, produced in China, were received by several clients, including Skechers USA, Faction Technology, Cyber Yogurt and Ruby’s Diner, a franchise eatery, as well as several retail customers who held early reservations.
“We’re really excited to be contributing to sustainability by using the Solo EV as a moving billboard for our business and to help with deliveries,” said George Alexander, Ruby’s Mission Viejo franchisee. “It’s a fun vehicle to drive that supports our business initiatives.”
Cyber Yogurt owner Pablo Tamashiro said the Solo allows his business to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability.
“Even though we are a small business, we want to do our part to make a difference in our community,” Tamashiro said.
ElectraMeccanica said in its news release it will continue to increase production with manufacturing partner and strategic investor, Zongshen Industrial Group. The company said it expects to complete its U.S. assembly and engineering technical centre in Mesa, Ariz., with an annual production capacity of 20,000 vehicles, by next summer.
The Solo has a range of 160 kilometres and a top speed of 128 km/h and a starting price of US$18,500, before delivery.