1. Welcome to Elio Owners! Join today, registration is easy!

    You can register using your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account, just click here.
  2. Hate the new look? Click Here to learn how to go back to the old one!

Electra Meccanica (three Wheel Electric) Email-11/2/15

Discussion in 'Similar Vehicles' started by RUCRAYZE, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Texconsin

    Texconsin Elio Addict

    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    231
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2014
    Location:
    Katy, TX
    Reservation #:
    8415
    If you've put money down on an Elio, Electra Meccanica will match it, bringing the price down by up to $1,000 (to $14,500 US). A/C is a "mandatory option," so I don't know if that adds to the base price or, since it's mandatory, it's already figured into the $15,500. YES, it does have heat, but it's rear-wheel drive. It's got an LED digital speedo, doors on BOTH sides, small trunk in front and small hatch in the back and it's far more attractive than the Elio. A big downside for me is ground clearance of just 5". The YouTube video shows that its flat bottom will protect it from speed bump damage, but it also shows some ugly chips/gouges on the bottom edge of the fiberglass rocker panels. It's not for the long haul, with a range of only 100 miles, but it fully charges on 220v in less time than my Volt fully charges to 38 miles on the same charger.
     
  2. Elio Amazed

    Elio Amazed Elio Addict

    Messages:
    3,198
    Likes Received:
    4,388
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2014
    Reservation #:
    9675
    A/C is supposed to be already figured into the $15,500USD.
    I'd say that they'd have a serious problem advertising a price of $15,500USD...
    If it were impossible to purchase a Solo in any configuration at that price.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2019
  3. wizard of ahs

    wizard of ahs Elio Addict

    Messages:
    2,175
    Likes Received:
    3,433
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2014
    Location:
    Terre Haute, Indiana
    Reservation #:
    SIL 18112
    I can only assume that the "mandatory" A/C is for battery cooling.
     
  4. Elio Amazed

    Elio Amazed Elio Addict

    Messages:
    3,198
    Likes Received:
    4,388
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2014
    Reservation #:
    9675
    The way I understand it, they're using the same cooling system for the cab and the battery pack(s).
     
  5. wizard of ahs

    wizard of ahs Elio Addict

    Messages:
    2,175
    Likes Received:
    3,433
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2014
    Location:
    Terre Haute, Indiana
    Reservation #:
    SIL 18112
    Makes sense :D
     
  6. 3wheelin

    3wheelin Elio Addict

    Messages:
    962
    Likes Received:
    1,248
    Joined:
    May 29, 2015
    Location:
    USA
    Reservation #:
    2,491
    I just can't get enough watching this "2019 Electra Meccanica" video! Compared to the early test drivable mules, this one is definitely ready to sell. From the steering wheel to the dash and the overall layout is refined. The front grill now have air intake to bring in cool air and the "3rd eye" well, I can get used to it, not a deal breaker for me and if anything, it's an added safety feature.
     
    Rickb and Maurtis like this.
  7. Rickb

    Rickb Elio Addict

    Messages:
    5,845
    Likes Received:
    13,008
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2014
    Amazing refinements since the earlier test SOLOs and well worth the longer wait by reservationists. I like the final hood scoop styled center light..........didn’t care for the initial cyclops version.
    I’m eager to hear your review after a test drive experience. I was blown away by the Arcimoto’s performance, handling, ride, and driver comfort. I hope the SOLO meets or exceeds your expectations as well! The Arcimoto is more cycle than auto and the SOLO is more auto than cycle.
     
    3wheelin likes this.
  8. 3wheelin

    3wheelin Elio Addict

    Messages:
    962
    Likes Received:
    1,248
    Joined:
    May 29, 2015
    Location:
    USA
    Reservation #:
    2,491
    You've chosen the perfect FUV because it's a two seater and from what you mentioned, it was an easy sell for your wife after the test drive! I'm still working on my wife to come on board with my future SOLO investment because she didn't like that it only seats one! :(
     
  9. RSchneider

    RSchneider Elio Addict

    Messages:
    1,245
    Likes Received:
    1,021
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2017
    Location:
    Hellertown, PA
    Much better look for the dash. Doesn't look like a a home made car.
     
  10. Rickb

    Rickb Elio Addict

    Messages:
    5,845
    Likes Received:
    13,008
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2014
    There was initially the SOLO and the SOLO Twinn concept renders. The SOLO Twinn may have broadened EMV’s market demographic dramatically. With that said, what if your wife loves to drive it and you find yourself home alone? Better hide the spare key! :)
     
    3wheelin likes this.

Share This Page