ElectraMeccanica announced that they are planning to produce an “utility and fleet” version of its SOLO EV, which is expected to become available in early 2021.
These modified vehicles will be equipped with a functional cargo “cap,” offering additional capacity and versatility.
Last month, ElectraMeccanica announced that it had commenced assembly line production of the consumer version of the SOLO EV through its manufacturing partner and strategic investor Zongshen Industrial Group. The Company’s primary focus is to provide single-person transportation where larger vehicles, e.g., trucks and vans are either unnecessary, inefficient and/or costly.
“Our continued expansion of the SOLO portfolio and its applications was borne from our ongoing mission to establish a complete SOLO ‘ecosystem’ that would support personal, commercial, utility and fleet usage,” said ElectraMeccanica CEO Paul Rivera. “Following direct conversations with select fleet owners and small parcel and food delivery operators, we have been working hard to create an equally revolutionary vehicle comparable to our current SOLO that will provide utility and fleet operators a whole new, superior, efficient and cost effective driving option compared to traditional models as well as current EV alternatives.”
The SOLO utility and fleet EV is a purpose-built, three-wheeled, all-electric solution for the urban environment and will offer a low total cost of ownership. The SOLO utility and fleet EV has a range of about 160 kms and a top speed of about 130 km/h. It also features front and rear crumple zones, side impact protection, roll bar, torque-limiting control, as well as power steering, power brakes, air conditioning and a Bluetooth entertainment system. The Company is also considering a “side-loading” version to fit additional applications.