Electra Meccanica, a Canadian electric carmaker that was established in Vancouver, BC in 2015, revealed their first ever designed electric vehicle - the three wheeler, single passenger Solo, late last year.
Earlier this week, the company launched two new models at the Vancouver Auto Show. One of them is the Solo R, which has already been introduced last September - the sporty vehicle that has a single seat platform. The other model would be the all new Tofino, another electric vehicle with a sporty design. The president of the company, Mark West expressed his excitement for the release of these two models.
Expected to be out in the market earlier, the Solo R is similar to the one launched in 2016, but this one has been prepped for racing (while the Solo is a city car). This performance model will be built with larger wheels, bigger brakes, racing slicks, and a high performance battery system. Though there hasn’t been a final word on the range, power, and price tag of the Solo, sources say that it will be reasonably priced. Both the Solo and the Solo R are expected to begin deliveries in 2018.
The Canadian company presented a rendering of the Tofino, and similar to the former Solo model, it follows the same formula with an electric powertrain. This model has a top speed of 125 miles per hour (200 kilometers per hour), and can speed up to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) from a stand still in just under seven seconds. That’s not bad at all for a cute solo seater vehicle. With a single charge, it is capable of reaching up to 250 miles (400 kilometers).
Not only is the Tofino proud of its energy saving qualities. The vehicle will be hand crafted, and will ensure comfort for the driver. And though it will have the look of a classic car, it will still deliver features of a future high tech car.
The Tofino is expected to be delivered from its factory in 2019, and will be offered in five unique exterior colours including Titanium Silver, Electric Red, Bionic Bronze, Raven Black and Arctic White. For around $50,000 Canadian (around US$37,000), customers can get the Tofino when it goes on sale. Those who are interested in the ride can already give a $1,000 deposit on Electra Mecchanica’s website.
The company promised that those who saw the unveiling of the Solo in the Vancouver Auto Show will not be disappointed. Furthermore, West mentioned that these cars represent the best of what the company can offer, as well as the passion they put in these vehicles, which we should see in the production models.