You might have never heard about Canadian electric carmaker Electra Meccanica, but the manufacturer from Vancouver already has two new models for this week’s Vancouver Auto Show.
First up is the dynamic Solo R, a version of the single-seat platform that was presented back in September – but also the all-new Tofino. This electric sports car proposal would actually follow Solo’s formula. Power should be provided thanks to an electric powertrain, in this application able to reach a 62 mile-per-hour (100 kilometer-per-hour) sprint time of no more than seven seconds, on its way to a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 kph) – while the range is also consistent, at 250 miles (400 kilometers) on a single charge.
The Tofino should cost about $50,000 Canadian (approx. $37,000 USD) and first deliveries are estimated for 2019. The roadster will be treated to unique colors, such as Titanium Silver, Electric Red, Raven Black, Arctic White, and Bionic Bronze. Meanwhile, the new Solo R is a track-ready version of the Solo city car, featuring bigger wheels, racing slicks, bigger brakes, and a high-performance battery system. Technical details haven’t been revealed yet, but they should come out soon enough because sales are scheduled for next year. “We are very proud to showcase our company, along with a couple of extremely exciting new vehicles at our hometown show,” said Mark West, President of Electra Meccanica.