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Solo Electra Meccanica

Sometimes in university we do things that we wouldn't do in saner moments. My vice: artsy films.

Some of them were good, most not.

I've tried to block a lot of scenes but one of the images I can't get out of my mind is the awesome bubble car driven by character Sam Lowry in the movie Brazil.

Car on the set of Brazil

Recently at the Vancouver-based Luxury & Supercar Weekend, Electra Meccanica officially launched their single-seat electric car - the Solo. When seeing it, I immediately thought of the "Kabinroller" (German for "covered scooter") - how fun would this been to tool around in?

The Solo has a single seat and 3-wheels; it has a top speed of 130 km/h, a full-charge range of 160 KM and is manufactured here in Canada. Electra Meccanica says that driving a Solo will reduce your commuting costs by 95%.

Does driving a Solo hold any appeal? Are you willing to potentially trade comfort for fuel efficiency? Let us know in the comments!

- Rose R.


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Rhonda Matheson

No. Unless the speed limits were much lower and enforced. I've had three MVA"s due to drivers not paying attention and running into me full speed at stop lights or stop signs or through red lights. Many people drive large vehicles because of the safety or the sense of safety they provide.

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