With Electra Meccanica's Solo electric car, a single driver can travel green

Canadian startup Electra Meccanica has developed a downsized electric vehicle for drivers who want to go green but don’t want to purchase a full-size vehicle. The single-seat electric car is called the Solo.

The Solo can go up to 100 miles on a single change and hold a constant speed of 85 miles per hour, so drivers can legally drive it on a highway. Though the car does not have room for another occupant, the backseat of the vehicle gives the driver plenty of room to transport smaller items, such as groceries. The Solo takes six hours to charge fully.

Electra Meccanica will place the Solo on the market for $15,500. Those interested in purchasing the vehicle, which is expected to be available at the end of 2018, can reserve their Solo for $250 on the auto maker’s website.

Electra Meccanica

Canadian startup Electra Meccanica has developed a downsized electric vehicle for drivers who want to go green but don’t want to purchase a full-size vehicle. The single-seat electric car is called the Solo.

The Solo can go up to 100 miles on a single change and hold a constant speed of 85 miles per hour, so drivers can legally drive it on a highway. Though the car does not have room for another occupant, the backseat of the vehicle gives the driver plenty of room to transport smaller items, such as groceries. The Solo takes six hours to charge fully.