ElectraMeccanica Vehicles, a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, is planning to produce an alternative “utility and fleet” version of its flagship SOLO EV, which is expected to become available in early 2021.
These modified vehicles are being developed based on direct input from potential commercial and fleet partners and will be equipped with a stylish and functional cargo “cap,” offering additional capacity and versatility to suit a variety of different, single-occupant commercial and utility fleet applications.
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. As part of the next step in the Company’s long-term product development roadmap, ElectraMeccanica has been engineering upgrades and modifications over the past few months, which are designed to make the SOLO purpose-built for utility and fleet applications, including food delivery, small parcel and post distribution, technician transportation for service calls, and security.
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.
The SOLO utility and fleet EV is a purpose-built, three-wheeled, all-electric solution for the urban environment. Engineered for a single occupant, it offers a unique driving experience for the environmentally conscious fleet, utility and commercial operator.
The SOLO utility and fleet 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.
In addition to the “rear-loading” version pictured above, the company is also considering a “side-loading” version to fit additional applications. Interested parties should reach out to ElectraMeccanica for more information.
Originally posted on Fleet Forward