The modified vehicle, dubbed the “SOLO Cargo EV,” is being unveiled at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, the industry’s largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event, and will be on display from August 31 through September 1 at the Long Beach Convention Center in ElectraMeccanica (NASDAQ:SOLO)’s booth.
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The company said the SOLO Cargo EV was developed based on direct input from prospective commercial and fleet customers and features a uniquely styled expanded cargo box in lieu of the retail version’s traditional hatchback.
Complementing the consumer version, the SOLO Cargo EV has been engineered specifically for light commercial fleet and utility applications. The vehicle is designed for single driver applications in urban environments, providing cost savings by virtue of its small three-wheeled footprint compared to standard, four-wheel trucks and vans but still providing a large-enough cargo space to fit a variety of uses.
The SOLO utilizes a safe, compact drivetrain while taking up far less space on the road, offering an ideal solution for the delivery of small profile items, tech and repair services, and security patrol.
The company pointed out that the SOLO also qualifies as a motorcycle in most states, allowing for lower registration, insurance, and operating costs, while also allowing for HOV access.
“We are continuing to transform the way people think about driving and how they interact in the world, especially when solo. Consumers will be able to use their SOLO to commute to work, go to the gym, visit their friends, or to get a cup of coffee,” said CEO Paul Rivera in a statement.
“Similarly, there are a wealth of light fleet, business, and commercial applications where single occupants dominate. From fast-food franchise delivery and pizza delivery, to grocery delivery, small parcel and post, to tech repair and security firms, the SOLO Cargo EV is the ideal solution to help companies minimize operational costs and maximize efficiency.”
The SOLO Cargo EV has been modified to accommodate a wide variety of applications. The vehicle dimensions have been expanded to about 8 cubic feet of cargo space. The interior and exterior wrapping of the SOLO Cargo EV can be customizable based on a customer’s needs.
Additional third-party up-fitting options are available such as warming and cooling elements for food delivery, strobe lighting and customized lighting for municipalities and security, and locked boxes along with shelves and bins.
The SOLO Cargo 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 Bluetooth entertainment system.
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