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I have been away for awhile.  Saw this on the news.  Has anyone talked about this?

Solo car being sold.  $15.5K  New.  All electric.  100 mile range.  Made in Canada?

What do you think as a TOAD or carried sideways?  Thanks.  Good to be back!!

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I am thinking you reference the Meccanica SOLO ?  I haven't seen one yet and looking at the website it would seem that they haven't begun to be delivered as yet. In my case it would not be practical at all as there are two of us. 

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The 100 mile range would kill it for most. Doesn't show storage either. Might not even be a good grocery getter. My Smart is. Charging problem too. Have to disconnect camper to charge. 

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20 inches to long for sideways loading.  And it weighs almost as much as a smart. If you Boondock it will cost more to charge than a gas car would to run. 100 miles seems limited. 

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That looks like a futuristic model of the old Messerschmidt 3-wheel car from back in the 1950's-mid 1960's. It had a motorcycle engine for power, no reverse gear, but carried 2 people, 1 if you needed to go buy groceries. The bubble top hinged for access.

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Has anybody purchased a new Smart Car.  I understand they are all electric now?  No gas?  If so, how is the car and mileage range and price.  Thanks.

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6 hours ago, stevekk said:

Has anybody purchased a new Smart Car.  I understand they are all electric now?  No gas?  If so, how is the car and mileage range and price.  Thanks.

Range is 100 or less. They are too small for a large enough battery. Just right size for our trucks. Charging is the big opstcsle for rvers. Need 220 and we are hooked up to it. No way to charge. 

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19 hours ago, GlennWest said:

Need 220 and we are hooked up to it. No way to charge. 

A 220 volt outlet on the side of the RV would solve that problem.  😉

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On 1/4/2019 at 11:06 AM, stevekk said:

Don't they make a Transformer that will go from 110 to 220?  I see one on Amazon for about 80 bucks?

Yeah, one that has enough power to run an electric razor or a computer.  The size you'd need to recharge a car is much larger and correspondingly more expensive.

Edited by Lou Schneider

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