Going Solo

Dinner date? Not if you’re driving this innovative little one-seater EV from Electra Meccanica of Vancouver BC. When it comes to transportation, the people behind the development of the diminutive 3-wheeled commuter believe that LESS is MORE. Brilliant idea? Photos courtesy of Electra Meccanica Approximately 80% of commuters commute alone. Inside that great big Hummer […]

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Ēlektra

While the Koch brothers plot the extinction of electric vehicles1 and possibly by default the human race, one woman shines brightly2 in the fight to make electric vehicles exciting, and therefore appealing to the masses. Born in Sweden in 1981, this race driver with a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering holds the distinction […]

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(not) the Sparrow Reborn

The twisted tale of the Electra Meccanica SOLO begins in a motorcycle seat maker’s shop in Hollister, California circa 1996. How does Canadian-based Electra Meccanica share history with one of America’s EV pioneers? It starts with a custom motorcycle saddle. If you’ve ever owned a motorcycle, you might have heard of Mike Corbin. Mike’s been […]

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The Arcimoto Paradox

For years, I’ve been following the progress of a company out of Eugene, Oregon that has been developing innovative, affordable, all-electric transportation. That company, Arcimoto, is now taking reservations on their generation 8 SRK vehicle, with an initial price of $11,900. For $100, you can reserve your very own 3-wheeled all-electric vehicle with an open […]

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