Electra Meccanica

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Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp
Public
Traded asNASDAQSOLO
IndustryAutomotive
Founded2015 (2015)
Headquarters102 East 1st Avenue, ,
Canada
Areas served
  • Canada
  • United States
Key people
  • CEO Paul Rivera
  • COO Henry Reisner
ProductsElectric vehicle
Brands
  • SOLO
  • SuperSOLO
  • EMV18
ServicesCar sales, retail
Websiteelectrameccanica.com

Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corporation is a Canadian manufacturer of electrically-powered microcars headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company was established in 2015 by Henry Reisner of Intermeccanica and Jerry Kroll, a former race-car driver and the former CEO of CRAiLAR Technologies.[1]

Electra Meccanica vehicles are assembled from Chinese parts in New Westminster, British Columbia.[2][3] Retail stores are located in Vancouver, British Columbia, and in Los Angeles, California, with plans for expansion across major cities in the US and around the world.[4]

Vehicle models[edit]

The Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. headquarters in Vancouver, B.C.
The Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. headquarters in Vancouver, BC

SOLO[edit]

Electra Meccanica demonstrated its first vehicle, the SOLO, on September 9, 2016.[5][6] Marketed as a short-range vehicle for commuting, the SOLO is a single-passenger three-wheeled battery electric vehicle.[6] It has a 16 kWh battery, 160 km (100 miles) range, a 130 km/h maximum speed and a 3–6 hour recharge time. Its 82 hp (61 kW) synchronous electric motor produces 174 newton metres (128 lb⋅ft) of torque from a standstill.[7] The SOLO received the Automotive Innovation Award at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show. Deliveries to Canada and the US began in May 2018[8] at a price of C$19,900 or US$15,500.

Tofino[edit]

At the 2017 Vancouver Auto Show, Electra Meccanica announced the Tofino, a two-seater electric car designed to look similar to Italian-made vehicles of the 1960s.[9] Scheduled for release in 2020 at a cost of $50,000,[10] the Tofino has 40,000 pre-orders as of November 2018.[11]

eRoadster[edit]

In June 2018, Electra Meccanica announced the eRoadster, an electric vehicle based on the Porsche 356.[12] The eRoadster is equipped with a 50 kWh battery and has a 250 km (160 mi) range.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mandel, Charles. "From fossil fueled to electric vehicles, Canada's transition is underway". nationalobserver.com. National Observer. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  2. ^ McManus, Theresa (July 5, 2017). "New West business gets attention with made-in-New West wheels". New West Record. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  3. ^ Wood, Daniel (2016-07-27). "Is this Your Commuting Future? Inside the bet that a BC-made, single-seat electric car is the next (really) big thing". The Tyee.
  4. ^ "Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. and Meriwether Group, LLC Announce Partnership to Expand Branding of New SOLO EV in the U.S."
  5. ^ "Electra Meccanica unveils the production version of the SOLO, a ~$15,500 all-electric 3-wheeler with 100 miles range". Electrek. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  6. ^ a b Edelstein, Stephen (September 9, 2016). "Electra Meccanica Solo three-wheeled electric car unveiled". greencarreports.com. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  7. ^ Brown, Bruce. "Solo, an electric 3-wheeler, goes on sale in U.S. and Canada in September". digitaltrends.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  8. ^ ""Electra Meccanica begins deliveries of its SOLO electric vehicle in the US"". electrek.co.
  9. ^ Zart, Nicolas. "InterMeccanica Is Back As Electric Meccanica With Stunning Electric Roadster Tofino". cleantechnica.com. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "Electra Meccanica Reveals Two New Vehicles at 2017 Vancouver Auto Show". Electra Meccanica. MarketWired. March 28, 2017. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "Electrameccanica revs up to beat Tesla in the US". Proactiveinvestors NA. 2018-11-02. Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  12. ^ Lambert, Fred (2018-06-28). "Electra Meccanica teases electric roadster based on the Porsche 356". Electrek. Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  13. ^ "Electra Meccanica eRoadster Specifications". ElectricVehicles. 2018-10-30. Retrieved 2018-12-29.

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