Tandem Autocycle spotted in Prescott, AZ

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  • Tandem Autocycle spotted in Prescott, AZ

  • Dennis Swaney

    Member
    May 17, 2022 at 11:44 am

    As I was driving my wife to a doctor’s appointment today, a small enclosed tandem vehicle passed us in the opposite direction. The cabin area was very narrow squared off and above the lower body. I looked for a photo on Google but didn’t find any that matched what I saw.

  • Robert Howe

    Member
    May 17, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    Could it have been a “Tango”? There’s only 12 of them built but it’s a two-seater tandem-style and quite narrow.

    http://www.commutercars.com/

    • Dennis Swaney

      Member
      May 17, 2022 at 7:21 pm

      IIRC, the lower body was wider than the upper cab portion.

  • larry kaiser

    Member
    May 17, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    You saw my Elio!

    • Dennis Swaney

      Member
      May 17, 2022 at 7:25 pm

      Nope, the body looked much more conservative than the Elio. Were you in Prescott, AZ this morning?

  • kerbe2705

    Member
    May 17, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    @Dennis Swaney Perhaps an Arcimoto?

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    May 18, 2022 at 8:48 am

    It wasn’t a Solo was it? Those just started deliveries.

    • Dennis Swaney

      Member
      May 18, 2022 at 3:51 pm

      That might be it as the upper cab and lower body shapes & proportions are close to what I remember glimpsing. Our closing rate was at least 80mph since the road has a 40mph speed limit. After looking at the website, I’m guessing that it doesn’t have a second seat so “tandem” wouldn’t apply. I still prefer the Aptera, but I wonder if solar charging could be added to the Solo later?

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by  Dennis Swaney.
  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    May 18, 2022 at 8:50 am

    Vanderhall?

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    May 18, 2022 at 8:51 am

    Trihawk 304?

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    May 18, 2022 at 8:52 am

    Morgan 3 wheeler?

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    May 18, 2022 at 8:54 am

    Myers motors nmg?

    • Kevin Bradbury

      Member
      May 18, 2022 at 5:09 pm

      The Electra Meccanica Solo’s DNA is from the Myer’s Sparrow. The Solos have opened an assembly plant in AZ so most likely the OP saw a Solo. There is a Youtuber named Awwki who lives in the Phoenix area and drives one. I had seriously considered one but I had 3 strong reservations of it. Cost for what you get, 5 inch road clearance and belt driven rear wheel. Add in poor ride quality and that killed it for me. Hope it holds up for Awwki who seems like a good kid just trying to get by.

  • Russell Fauver

    Member
    May 18, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Sondors? Probably not, it doesn’t have tandem seating. That, and they never really built any of ’em. Pretty car though. I wouldn’t mind having one.

  • Dennis Swaney

    Member
    May 31, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    I saw it again today as I was pulling into McDonalds and he was leaving. It definitely is a Solo. Now I just have to see him parked somewhere around town to see how he likes it.

    • Oz (It’s Oz, just Oz)

      Member
      May 31, 2022 at 8:31 pm

      There’s one that lives about 3 blocks from my house. A friend of his is a local pilot friend of mine. He posted a FB video of it going for some speed at the Lodi airport, unfortunately I have no idea how to link that outside of Facebook.

    • Francis Giroux

      Member
      June 1, 2022 at 2:20 pm

      I guess it didn’t have two wheels if you called it an autocycle.

      • Dennis Swaney

        Member
        June 1, 2022 at 3:36 pm

        Pretty neat looking! What is it, Francis? Are those “training wheels”?

    • Curtis Cibinel

      Member
      June 1, 2022 at 5:20 pm

      Solo has its place but it definitely has some major tradeoffs. Not having DCFC makes it 100% limited to being a commuter. This youtube channel goes into good detail on his experiences https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmNIm1P5sfpxcVf5WxbvJyA

      Personally I think much of niche being filled by the Solo could be handled by enclosed e-bikes like the CityQ or Foras. A 25 mph ebike in many cities will outpace traffic and with no insurance required it is a very cheap option to get around.

  • Christopher J Harris

    Member
    June 15, 2022 at 5:32 am

    The one with the training wheels is a Swiss company vehicle. Test rode it maybe 10 years ago powered by a 1200 BMW bike motor at the time but then they built an one electric which I test rode in Long Beach maybe 7-8 years ago. The ICE model test went 150 on the autobahn. Quite a thrill the outrigger wheels deploy below 5mph to keep it from over falling. They fold up into the body are you get going.

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