Electra Meccanica, the Canadian EV manufacturer, signed a new partnership with Faction Technology, a Silicon Valley startup. Together, they will test the popular, three-wheeled Solo EV for autonomous food delivery.
That one-seater EV was made seven years ago especially for city commutes. The tiny design for The Solo is perfect for saving space and reducing traffic because most city cars transport a single person.
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In addition, the Canadian company designed its three-wheeler to be light, have space for some cargo, and have a decent range. That will make The Solo EV matches the company plans. Which are being suitable for shared mobility and delivery services.
A fleet of up to 24 Solo EVs will be part of a Solo EV pilot program over the next months. Electra Meccanica and Faction Technology will test the EV with Faction’s driverless and remote operation technology to do many tasks like delivering food and ride-on-demand services.
The Solo EV is able to reach a top speed of 80 mph (129 kph). Having a 17.4 kWh battery pack to power it. Also, it has a range of up to 100 miles (161 km) on a single charge. It costs $18,500.