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Commute like Sam Lowry - a modern day Canadian Kabinroller

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.