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Electra Meccanica teases electric roadster based on the Porsche 356

Roadsters are a great segment of passenger cars to electrify yet, there’s no option on the market right now.

Of course, Tesla is working on its next-generation Roadster, but it’s turning into more of a supercar than a regular Sunday drive 2-seater convertible.

Electra Meccanica has been coming up with its Tofino that would fit that description, but it now also teases a new electric roadster based on the Porsche 356.

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Electra Meccanica unveils chassis of its new all-electric roadster: 250 miles range and $50,000 starting price

Electra Meccanica, the electric division of the formerly Italian (now based in Canada) automaker InterMeccanica, is going forward with the development of a new all-electric roadster called Tofino.

At the Vancouver Auto Show this week, a year after unveiling the first renders of the vehicle, they unveiled the chassis of their development car. 

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All-electric ~$15,000 SOLO three-wheeler going into volume production with new manufacturing deal

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Earlier this year, Electra Meccanica, the electric division of the formerly Italian (now based in Canada) automaker InterMeccanica, finally started deliveries of its ~$15,000 all-electric three-wheeler, the SOLO. But the vehicle has been in low volume production and only a handful of units have been delivered so far.

Now Electra Meccanica announced this week that they signed a manufacturing agreement to bring the car to volume production as soon as next year.

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All-electric ~$15,000 Solo three-wheeler is coming to market in a few weeks

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It’s about a year late, but it now seems to be truly coming to market. Electra Meccanica, the electric division of the formerly Italian (now based in Canada) automaker InterMeccanica, first planned to bring its ~$15,000 all-electric three-wheeler, the SOLO, to production during summer 2016, but it is now going through federal certification for the United States and Canada.

CEO Jerry Kroll says that it will be certified by the end of the month and they should be able to start deliveries a few weeks later.

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Electra Meccanica announces new all-electric roadster: 250 miles range and ~$50,000 starting price

At the Vancouver Auto Show today, Electra Meccanica, the electric division of the formerly Italian (now based in Canada) automaker InterMeccanica, has announced today a new all-electric roadster called Tofino.

The company claims that the vehicle will have a range of up to 400 km (250 miles) on a single charge and a starting price of $50,000 Canadian (~$37,000 USD).

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Electra Meccanica puts its all-electric single passenger commuter to the test, production pushed to July

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Back in April, we reported on Electra Meccanica CEO Jerry Kroll announcing that the company plans to start low-volume production of its all-electric three-wheeler, the Solo, in June 2016. We are now in June and the company is pushing the start of production to July, but this week, Electra Meccanica announced that it successfully completed the first round of track tests on its production chassis.

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Sneak peek of Electra Meccanica’s upcoming all-electric three-wheler: the SOLO [Video]

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Electra Meccanica is the electric division of the formerly Italian (now based in Canada) automaker InterMeccanica and best known for its trademark Roadsters. The electric division has been working on its next generation single-seater three-wheeler EV, the SOLO, for a while now and it aims to bring it to market in limited production by the end of the year.

It looks like the company is making progress and this week Electra Meccanica released a quick sneak peek of the SOLO’s chassis.

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