Tiny EV manufacturer chooses Arizona for 1st US plant


Somehow it just doesn’t seem likely that one would see many of the ElectraMeccanica one-person three-wheeled electric cars going down a dusty road in Oklahoma.

The company announced this week it plans a U.S. assembly and engineering plant in Mesa, Arizona. Based in Vancouver, B.C., the firm’s first U.S. plant will create up to 500 new jobs and manufactured nearly 20,000 of the tiny Solo electric cars a year.

The Solo will sell for $18,500 and have a range of 100 miles and a top speed of 80 miles an hour.

At that speed, the driver better hope there won’t be a collision with a dog, better yet a wild pig in the wilds of Oklahoma.