Electra Meccanica Solo Vs Elio Motors specs and range

By Peter Chubb - Sep 14, 2016

Elio Motors will need to start offering more updates in terms of how they are going, like with their Government funding, as this not only determines its eventual release date, but also the final price as well. There are two reasons why they need to do this; the first is that those that have already preordered and parted with money have started to grow tired of progress of the three-wheeled vehicle – or lack of it.

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However, it is the second reason that could be more of a headache for Elio Motors, and that is the official reveal of the Electra Mechanic Solo. The video that you see below gives you a far better idea of what is to come from the Canadian company’s own three-wheeled vehicle, and so we thought we would go through how its specs compares to that of Elio’s, with the range being one of the most important features.

    Specs for the Electra Mechanic Solo are as follows:

  • 140 ft-lbs torque
  • AC Synchronous Electric Motor (82hp)
  • 0-100 kph – 8 Seconds
  • 220 kph (Limited to 130kph) Top Speed
  • 450 Kg Lightweight Aerospace Composite Chassis
  • All Wheel Disc Brakes
  • 15” Aluminium Alloy Wheels
  • Battery Life

  • 16.1 kWh Lithium Ion
  • 220 & 110 Volt Charging
  • 3 hours 220V / 6 hours 110V
  • Up to 160 km (100 mi) Range
  • 2 Year Unlimited Warranty
  • Creature Comforts

  • LCD Digital Instrument Cluster
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Power Windows
  • AM/FM Stereo with Bluetooth/CD/USB
  • Rear View Backup Camera
  • 285 Liters of Cargo Space
  • Heater and Defogger
  • Air Conditioning (optional)
  • 2 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty

So you are now wondering how these features compare to those of Elio’s long-awaited three-wheeler, and so we will now included those below for you to judge which of the two deserves your money more.

    Specs for the Elio Motors are as follows:

  • Elio Safety Management System that includes three airbags, unibody, and Anti-Lock Braking System
  • Fuel-injected, SOHC gas-powered, Variable Valve Lift, 3 cyl., .9 liter, liquid-cooled, automotive engine
  • Front Engine / Front-Wheel Drive
  • 8-Gallon Tank / Targeted 84 MPG (Highway)
  • Standard 5-speed manual or available automatic transmission
  • Parking brake
  • Top speed over 100 MPH
  • 0-60 speed in 9.6 seconds
  • 55 HP and 55 LB-FT of torque
  • Traction Control, Stability Control
  • 12:1 Compression
  • Regular Unleaded Fuel
  • Tire Sizes: Front: 135/80 R15 Rear: 175/65 R15
  • Standard Convenience Features include

  • Air Conditioning / Heater
  • AM/FM stereo radio
  • Power windows
  • Power door lock
  • Cruise control
  • Disc brakes
  • 3 yr / 36,000 mile warranty
  • Plus hundreds of options like leather seating, stereo upgrades, etc.

You will notice that Elio has yet to show on its list of features the expected range, although it could be more than 600 miles based on highway. However, there is one major thing that needs to be pointed out, and that is the fact one is electric, and the other runs on a combustion engine. Having said that, it;s still a great comparison to see how the two compare and go about things in a different way.

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