The 2017 Solo goes on sale in November, with shipments expected to start in the first quarter of this year.
« It has appeal for driving enthusiasts, practical commuters and the environmentally conscious, » Electra Meccanica’s chief operating officer, Henry Reisner, said in a statement.
« We believe the SOLO will become the commuter vehicle of choice for the masses. The vehicle is non-polluting, very economical to operate and people will have a heck of a good time driving it too. »
The Solo’s chassis is made of the same aluminum composite that the floors of a Boeing 787 aircraft are made of, the Associated Press reports. That makes it light enough to go from zero to 100 km/h in eight seconds, according to Business Insider.
Electro Meccanica says it will start taking orders for the car as early as November, pending regulatory approval, with the first ones shipped in the first quarter of next year. In the meantime, interested buyers can reserve a car for pre-order by putting down a refundable $250 deposit.