ElectraMeccanica, a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, announced Aug. 31 the debut of the "cargo" version of its flagship three-wheeled, single-occupant, all-electric Solo Cargo EV.
The Solo Cargo EV was developed based on direct input from prospective commercial and fleet customers and features a styled expanded cargo box in lieu of the retail version’s traditional hatchback.
ElectraMeccanica’s Solo is intended to solve urban driving challenges. Complementing the consumer version, the Solo Cargo EV has been engineered specifically for light commercial fleet and utility applications. The vehicle is designed for single driver applications in urban environments, providing cost savings by virtue of its small three-wheeled footprint compared to standard, four-wheel trucks and vans but still providing a large-enough cargo space to fit a variety of use cases. The Solo utilizes a safe, compact drivetrain, while taking up far less space on the road, offering an ideal solution for delivery of small profile items, tech and repair services, and security patrol. The Solo also qualifies as a motorcycle in most states, allowing for lower registration, insurance, and operating costs, while also allowing for HOV access.
The Solo Cargo EV has been modified to accommodate a wide variety of applications. The vehicle dimensions have been expanded to approximately 8 cu. ft. of cargo space. The vehicle is 53 inches tall and approximately 123 inches long. The interior and exterior wrapping of the Solo Cargo EV can be customizable based on a customer’s needs. Additional third-party up-fitting options are available such as warming and cooling elements for food delivery, strobe lighting and customized lighting for municipalities and security, and locked boxes along with shelves and bins.
Engineered for a single occupant and with a low total cost of ownership, it offers a unique driving experience for the environmentally conscious fleet, utility, and commercial operator. The Solo Cargo EV has a range of 100 miles and a top speed of 80 mph, making it safe for highways. 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.