Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. News Release – The Howard Group

Electra Meccanica to Exhibit at 2017 Vancouver Auto Show

Electra Meccanica will Exhibit their SOLO all electric car at the 2017 Vancouver Auto Show.

Electra Meccanica to Exhibit at 2017 Vancouver Auto ShowVancouver, Canada, March 08, 2017 — Vancouver-based car company to display innovative, new SOLO production car along with a few extra surprises.

Vancouver’s Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corporation (EMV) announced today they will show off their new 2017 SOLO all-electric commuter vehicle at the Vancouver Auto Show being held at the Vancouver Convention Center (West) from March 28 through April 2, 2017.

“The entire team here at Electra Meccanica is excited to show off our new SOLO in our home town at the Vancouver show,” states Mark West, President of Electra Meccanica. “We just debuted our first retail intro store in Bentall Centre and now we can show it off to the rest of the car-buying public at the auto show.”

The SOLO, an innovative all-electric commuter vehicle, made its world debut at Vancouver’s Luxury and Supercar Weekend in September and is being exhibited at the Vancouver Auto Show for the first time. Electra Meccanica is currently offering dealer opportunities and accepting fully-refundable $250 deposits for the SOLO which can be made at the show or placed online at electrameccanica.com.

About Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp.

Electra Meccanica strives to be the driving force behind sustainable transport by creating the compelling mass market, all-electric SOLO. The vehicle will make the urban commute more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly. The SOLO’s futuristic design is powered by a 16.1 kWhs lithium ion battery and the drive system is tuned for higher speed and mobility. With a range of 160 kms (100 miles), and a top speed of 130 kms/h (80 mph), the SOLO delivers superior performance and spirited driving.

More information on ownership or becoming a SOLO retailer can be found at http://electrameccanica.com. Interact with ElectraMeccanica at Facebook/EMVSolo, @ElectraMecc and view videos on YouTube at http://bit.ly/2bigEaF.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jeff Holland
Head of Media Relations
Electra Meccanica Vehicle Corp.
Tel. 562-640-1758
Email: JeffHolland@electrameccanica.com

Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp.
102 East First Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada V5T 1A4

Safe Harbor Disclosure
Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented in this news release constitutes “forward-looking statements” as such term is used in applicable United States and Canadian laws. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management. Any other statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans, “estimates” or “intends”, or stating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and should be viewed as “forward-looking statements”. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and other factors include, among others, the actual results of activities, variations in the underlying assumptions associated with the estimation of activities, the availability of capital to fund programs and the resulting dilution caused by the raising of capital through the sale of shares, accidents, labor disputes and other risks. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release and in any document referred to in this news release. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities.

Electra Meccanica Opens First Solo Intro Store in Downtown Vancouver

Electric Vehicle Maker Establishing Retail Footprint for SOLO Dealerships

Vancouver, British Columbia – February 15, 2017 – Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. (EMV), a Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of the SOLO, an all-electric single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute, opened its first retail Intro Store today in downtown Vancouver. Located in Bentall Centre, the Intro Store welcomes interested customers to learn more about the SOLO, talk with EMV representatives and place their reservations.

Jerry Kroll, founder and CEO of Electra Meccanica, explains, “Our stores will lay the groundwork for the distribution of the SOLO and serve as an introduction to the public of this unique, new clean energy vehicle. The stores also represent a blueprint for interested individuals who would like to own an Intro Store dealership.”

“Our business is expanding quickly and we will be working with our Intro Store operators to introduce new retail locations across North America and internationally,” added Mark West, President of Electra Meccanica. “Located in high foot-traffic locations, our Electra Meccanica stores are designed to engage and inform customers and show the benefits of driving electric.”

Developed by Electra Meccanica, the SOLO is the first all-electric, single-seat vehicle designed to reduce traffic congestion, air pollution and vehicle operating costs. The SOLO has been engineered as a perfect vehicle for the more than 80% of drivers who commute and drive less than 50 km/36 miles per day as a single occupant. It can comfortably achieve highway speeds and has a 160 km/100 mile range on a full charge, making it the ideal supplementary vehicle that is also fun to drive. Available in four stunning colors: Titanium Silver, Electric Red, Raven Black and Arctic White, the SOLO retails at CAD$19,888 (approx. USD$15,500) and with various incentives and rebates, it is the most affordable EV in the market.

More information on ownership or becoming a SOLO retailer can be found at http://electrameccanica.com. Interact with ElectraMeccanica at Facebook/EMVSolo, @ElectraMecc and view videos on YouTube at http://bit.ly/2bigEaF.

About Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp.

Electra Meccanica strives to be the driving force behind sustainable transport by creating the compelling mass market, all-electric SOLO. The vehicle will make the urban commute more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly. The SOLO’s futuristic design is powered by a 16.1 kWhs lithium ion battery and the drive system is tuned for higher speed and mobility. With a range of 160 kms (100 miles), and a top speed of 130 kms/h (80 mph), the SOLO delivers superior performance and spirited driving.

About Bentall Centre

Located at the centre of downtown Vancouver’s business district at 505 Burrard Street, Bentall Centre is one of the largest integrated office complexes in Canada, providing a first class working environment for many of Canada’s leading corporations. Few other developments have had a greater impact on the architectural appearance of Vancouver. Spanning over 1.5 million square feet, Bentall Centre offers four office towers and an expansive retail mall, complete with exterior waterfalls, reflecting pools and a multitude of wide, open spaces filled with native foliage and colourful planters.

With panoramic views over Burrard Inlet, Stanley Park and the North Shore Mountains, Bentall Centre is truly a city landmark. Combining superior office space with exceptional standards of service, it remains the choice for discerning tenants and the measure by which all others are judged.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jeff Holland
Head of Media Relations
Electra Meccanica Vehicle Corp.
Tel. 562-640-1758
Email: JeffHolland@electrameccanica.com

Alexia Helgason
Director, Investor Relations
Tel. 604-728-4407
Email: alexia@electrameccanica.com

Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp.
102 East First Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada V5T 1A4

Safe Harbor Disclosure
Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented in this news release constitutes “forward-looking statements” as such term is used in applicable United States and Canadian laws. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management. Any other statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans, “estimates” or “intends”, or stating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and should be viewed as “forward-looking statements”. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and other factors include, among others, the actual results of activities, variations in the underlying assumptions associated with the estimation of activities, the availability of capital to fund programs and the resulting dilution caused by the raising of capital through the sale of shares, accidents, labor disputes and other risks. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release and in any document referred to in this news release. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities.

Electra Meccanica Gears Up to Open SOLO Intro Stores and Dealerships Around the World, Appoints Mark West as President

VANCOUVER, BC–(January 09, 2017) – Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp., (“EMV” or ‘the Company”), a Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of the SOLO, an all-electric single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute, announces the appointment of Mr. Mark West as President of the Company. In this capacity, Mr. West will focus on developing the strategic direction of EMV’s dealership and sales operations, with a vision to expand SOLO Intro Stores and Dealerships worldwide.

Mr. West made his mark in the highly competitive food and beverage industry over the past 25 years culminating as President of Blenz Coffee. He oversaw the growth of the coffee chain from ten stores in British Columbia to over 70 stores in Canada and Asia, and successfully built the Blenz brand in BC, Alberta, Japan and the Philippines by developing a highly successful franchise program.

“Mark brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning, franchise development, sales, marketing and operations”, remarked Jerry Kroll, Founder and CEO of Electra Meccanica. “Based on his collaborative leadership style and extensive knowledge of franchise models, Mark will contribute to our Company’s success by developing our brand and establishing Electra Meccanica dealerships around the world”.

Mr. West said, “As an automotive enthusiast, I am excited to join the team at EMV. I am passionate about the environment and I see the SOLO as a welcomed entrant to the electric vehicle space. We have a unique and innovative commuter vehicle at a price point that will have mass appeal. With upcoming SOLO production and deliveries, I invite all interested parties to explore a SOLO dealership in this rapidly expanding business.”

More information on the SOLO and how to become an Electra Meccanica car dealer can be found at http://electrameccanica.com. Interact with ElectraMeccanica at Facebook/EMVSolo, @ElectraMecc and view videos on YouTube at http://bit.ly/2bigEaF.

About Electra Meccanica

Electra Meccanica strives to be the driving force behind sustainable transport by creating the compelling mass market, all-electric SOLO. The vehicle will make the urban commute more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly. The SOLO’s futuristic design is powered by a 16.1 kWhs lithium ion battery and the drive system is tuned for higher speed and mobility. With a range of 160kms (100 miles), and a top speed of 130kms/h (80 mph), the SOLO delivers superior performance and spirited driving.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jeff Holland
Head of Media Relations
Electra Meccanica Vehicle Corp.
Tel. 562-640-1758
Email: JeffHolland@electrameccanica.com

Alexia Helgason
Director, Investor Relations
Tel. 604-728-4407
Email: alexia@electrameccanica.com

Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp.
102 East First Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada V5T 1A4

Safe Harbor Disclosure
Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented in this news release constitutes “forward-looking statements” as such term is used in applicable United States and Canadian laws. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management. Any other statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans, “estimates” or “intends”, or stating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and should be viewed as “forward-looking statements”. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and other factors include, among others, the actual results of activities, variations in the underlying assumptions associated with the estimation of activities, the availability of capital to fund programs and the resulting dilution caused by the raising of capital through the sale of shares, accidents, labor disputes and other risks. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release and in any document referred to in this news release. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities.

Electra Meccanica to Honor All Other Vehicle Manufacturer’s Vehicle Deposits Toward Purchase of the SOLO Electric Vehicle

Vancouver BC, December 13, 2016 – Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corporation announced today that they will be honoring all deposits from individuals who have existing pre-orders with other vehicle manufacturers. Specifically, the company will honor all levels of customer deposits up to $1,000 USD with an equal value deposit for a new SOLO electric car upon final delivery of their vehicle.

Developed by Electra Meccanica, the SOLO is the first all-electric, single-seat vehicle designed to reduce congestion, air pollution and operating cost. It has a top speed of 80 miles per hour with a 100 mile range on a full charge that would cover most drivers’ daily commuting needs, making SOLO the ideal supplementary vehicle that is fun to drive at an affordable price. Deposit transfers and pre-orders can be made by visiting the SOLO website at http://smallEV.com.

“With the recent financial and production challenges faced by some of our competitors, we’ve had some of their reservation holders ask us if they could transfer their deposits over to a SOLO because of either uncertainty about their vehicle ever being produced or they just didn’t want to wait for years to get their car,” said Jerry Kroll, CEO of Electra Meccanica. “We wanted to let others know that we will accept those deposits and provide relief for reservation holders with a suitable vehicle replacement option.”


About Electra Meccanica

Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. is a Canadian­based designer and manufacturer of the SOLO, an all-­electric, single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute. Electra Meccanica combines founder Jerry Kroll’s extensive background in the race car industry with Intermeccanica custom coach builders’ 50 years of experience building high­quality, specialty vehicles. With the release of its first production vehicle in 2017, the Electra Meccanica SOLO, and the continuing establishment of a growing global dealer network, the company aims to put an electric vehicle in everyone’s driveway by making ownership simple, fun and affordable.

More information is available at http://electrameccanica.com. Interact with ElectraMeccanica at Facebook/EMVSolo, @ElectraMecc and view videos on YouTube at http://bit.ly/2bigEaF.

Safe Harbor Disclosure

This news release contains statements that constitute “forward­looking” statements. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward­looking statements. These statements appear in a number of different places in this news release and, in some cases, can be identified by words such as “anticipates”, “estimates”, “projects”, “expects”, “intends”, “believes”, “plans”, or their negatives or other comparable words. Such forward­looking statements are subject to certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Electra Meccanica’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such statements. Forward­looking statements include statements regarding the outlook for Electra Meccanica’s future operations, plans and timing for Electra Meccanica’s SOLO vehicle, electric vehicle programs, statements about future market conditions, supply and demand conditions, forecasts of future costs and expenditures, and other expectations, intentions and plans that are not historical facts. Although Electra Meccanica believes that its expectations reflected in such forward­looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct, and actual results may vary materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated above include, among others, general economic and business conditions, hazards customary in the automotive and technology industries, competition in wholesale and retail markets, the volatility of production and manufacturing prices, failure of customers to perform under contracts, changes in government regulation of markets and of environmental emissions, changes in the electric vehicle market, and our ability to achieve the    expected benefits and timing of our electric vehicle projects. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward­looking statements contained in this news release and in any document referred to in this news release. Electra Meccanica undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward­looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Media Contact:
Jeff Holland
Electra Meccanica Vehicle Corp.
Tel. 562.640.1758
Email: JeffHolland@electrameccanica.com

Alexia Helgason
Director, Investor Relations
Tel. 604-728-4407
Email: alexia@electrameccanica.com

 

MAYA Simulation Provides Support to Electra Meccanica for SOLO Electric Vehicle

Montreal, QC/Vancouver BC, December 5, 2016 – MAYA Heat Transfer Technologies Ltd. (hereinafter MAYA) and Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corporation jointly announced today that the two companies have agreed to collaborate to help Electra Meccanica enhance the development and accelerate the time-to-market for its new SOLO electric vehicle.

MAYA has been selected for its in-depth knowledge of Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions as well as its expertise in the computer aided engineering (CAE) and the automobile industry, which are instrumental in ensuring design optimization in structure, thermal, flow and material composition and to maximize the overall performance of SOLO.

Developed by Electra Meccanica, the SOLO is the first all-electric, single-seat vehicle designed to reduce congestion, air pollution and operating cost. It has a top speed of 80 miles per hour with a 100 mile range on a full charge that would cover most drivers’ daily commuting needs, making SOLO the ideal supplementary vehicle that is fun to drive at an affordable price. Pre-orders can be made by visiting the SOLO website at http://smallEV.com.

“The team at MAYA has been an integral part in expediting the development time in helping bring the SOLO EV to market,” said Jerry Kroll, CEO of Electra Meccanica. “Their engineering solutions help to enhance the vehicle’s performance capabilities in making it a true driver’s car with an unmatched ride and handling.”

“At MAYA we believe that electric cars, fed by grids with renewable energy, and the electrification of transportation in general, will be the driving force in reducing fossil fuel consumption. Working with Electra Meccanica, we intend to apply our expertise in simulation and our experience in the automotive industry to help bring SOLO to the market”, said Inta Zvagulis, President, MAYA Heat Transfer Technologies.


About Electra Meccanica

Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. is a Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of the SOLO, an all-electric, single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute. Electra Meccanica combines founder Jerry Kroll’s extensive background in the race car industry with Intermeccanica custom coach builders’ 50 years of experience building high-quality, specialty vehicles. With the release of its first production vehicle in 2016, the Electra Meccanica SOLO, the company aims to put an electric vehicle in everyone’s driveway by making ownership simple, fun and affordable.

More information is available at http://electrameccanica.com. Interact with ElectraMeccanica at Facebook/EMVSolo, @ElectraMecc and view videos on YouTube at http://bit.ly/2bigEaF.

About MAYA Heat Transfer Technologies

MAYA Heat Transfer Technologies works with engineering firms to solve their most challenging issues. Our expertise in CAE and ability to address the specific needs of companies’ applications, processes, organization and resource help promote innovation, reduce product cost, improve quality, and accelerate time-to-market. As a core Siemens PLM Software partner, MAYA brings an intimate knowledge of a broad range of products and technologies that enables the delivery of end-to-end solutions customized to meet the most demanding customer needs. http://www.mayahtt.com

Safe Harbor Disclosure

This news release contains statements that constitute “forward­looking” statements. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward­looking statements. These statements appear in a number of different places in this news release and, in some cases, can be identified by words such as “anticipates”, “estimates”, “projects”, “expects”, “intends”, “believes”, “plans”, or their negatives or other comparable words. Such forward­looking statements are subject to certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Electra Meccanica’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such statements. Forward­looking statements include statements regarding the outlook for Electra Meccanica’s future operations, plans and timing for Electra Meccanica’s SOLO vehicle, electric vehicle programs, statements about future market conditions, supply and demand conditions, forecasts of future costs and expenditures, and other expectations, intentions and plans that are not historical facts. Although Electra Meccanica believes that its expectations reflected in such forward­looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct, and actual results may vary materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated above include, among others, general economic and business conditions, hazards customary in the automotive and technology industries, competition in wholesale and retail markets, the volatility of production and manufacturing prices, failure of customers to perform under contracts, changes in government regulation of markets and of environmental emissions, changes in the electric vehicle market, and our ability to achieve the    expected benefits and timing of our electric vehicle projects. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward­looking statements contained in this news release and in any document referred to in this news release. Electra Meccanica undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward­looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Media Contact:
Jeff Holland
Electra Meccanica Vehicle Corp.
Tel. 562.640.1758
Email: JeffHolland@electrameccanica.com

MAYA Heat Transfer Technologies Ltd.
Dominic Lachance, Marketing Supervisor
Tel. 514-369-5706 x 379
Email: Dominic.lachance@mayahtt.com

Electra Meccanica Unveils New 2017 SOLO Electric Vehicle

All­-electric, single­ passenger vehicle to transform daily commuting

(VANCOUVER, Canada) ­ Sept. 9, 2016 – ­ Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corporation (EMV) today unveiled its new 2017 SOLO electric vehicle (EV) at the Luxury and Supercar Weekend event held at the VanDusen Botanical Garden. After years of development, this one­person, innovative commuter vehicle is now available for the public to experience for the very first time. Fully­ refundable deposits for the SOLO can be placed online at electrameccanica.com for delivery in 2017.

“The entire team here at Electra Meccanica is excited to unveil the SOLO at the Luxury and Supercar show,” states Jerry Kroll, CEO of Electra Meccanica. “Most people had a good idea of what the SOLO would become, but they will be impressed by its clever design and meticulous attention to detail. It far exceeded our expectations.”

The idea for the SOLO spawned when CEO Jerry Kroll, founder of KleenSpeed Technologies, first started developing advanced electric race cars at the NASA Research Park in Mountainview, California in 2007. Kroll was joined by long time automotive friend Henry  Reisner, President of Intermeccanica Inc. to develop a fresh, new EV concept and the first Electra Meccanica prototype was completed in January of 2015.

With decades of car building expertise, Electra Meccanica’s COO, Henry Reisner is clear on his impression of the new SOLO. “It has appeal for driving enthusiasts, practical commuters and the environmentally conscious.” said Reisner. “We believe the SOLO will become the commuter vehicle of choice for the masses. The vehicle is non­polluting, very economical to operate and people will have a heck of a good time driving it too.”

Electra Meccanica strives to be the driving force behind sustainable transport in creating the compelling, mass­market SOLO. The vehicle will make the urban commute more efficient, cost­effective and environmentally friendly. The bespoke vehicle is not intended to replace the family car, but to supplement the driving experience getting commuters where they need to go at minimal expense and harm to the environment.

The SOLO’s purpose­built design took into consideration that approximately 80 percent of people commute to and from work alone in their personal vehicle. And with the average daily round trip commute being less than 60 km (40 miles), the SOLO likely won’t require a charge between home and office due to its 160 km (100 mile) range.

Powering the SOLO is a 16.1 kWh lithium ion battery and the drive system is tuned for enthusiastic driving. The chassis is made of a composite aerospace lightweight material combined with an aluminum drivetrain which both contribute to an overall vehicle weight of approximately 1,000 lbs.

The SOLO design team used data from wind tunnel simulations to achieve greater aerodynamic efficiency giving it a drag coefficient of .24, which is less than the Chevrolet Corvette and Porsche 911.

The SOLO also comes with a universal power connector which enables connection at both quick charge and standard stations. From zero to full charge, the highly efficient battery system requires only three hours of charging time on a 220 volt charging station and approximately twice that on a 110 volt system.

The AC synchronous electric motor powers the SOLO’s rear wheel creating 140 lb­ft of torque and a top speed of 130 km/h (80 mph) for spirited driving on the open road. The single seating configuration provides a fun­to­drive experience not found in any other vehicle and the 82 hp powerplant accelerates the vehicle from 0­100 km/h (0­60 mph) in under eight seconds.

At ten feet (120 in/ 3.04 m) in length, the SOLO is approximately 14 inches longer than a Smart ForTwo and 19 inches shorter than a Fiat 500. With a wheelbase of 80.5 in (2.04 m), a height of

50.5 in (1.28 m), a front width of 47.6 in (1.21 m) and a low­slung, single­seat configuration, the vehicle has a planted stance and a streamlined profile.

The SOLO comes standard with 15″ aluminum alloy wheels in either Anthracite Grey or Platinum Silver and they are fitted with 155­60 R15 (Front), 175­55 ­ R15 (Rear) Continental all­season tires.

For a compact vehicle, the SOLO’s carpeted cargo space is ample at 285 liters (10 ft³), which is approximately as much as a Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe. This volume provides room enough for an airplane carry­on size bag in the front storage area and the equivalent volume of a large shopping cart in the rear compartment.

Because the SOLO’s origins were born from custom coach builder Intermeccanica, we know that interior craftsmanship is key to the driving experience. The SOLO’s cabin offers outstanding appointments inclusive of an LCD digital instrument cluster, AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth/USB connectivity, and adjustable seating configurations. Creature comforts include heating, optional air conditioning, window defogger and a ventilation system as well as power windows, remote keyless entry and a rear view backup camera.

At launch, the SOLO will be available in the following four primary colors derived from Electra Meccanica’s corporate palette: Titanium Silver, Electric Red, Raven Black and Arctic White.

On the exterior, the SOLO is equipped with bi­halogen headlamps, daytime running lights and heated mirrors for a driver­centric view of the road. Stopping power comes courtesy of all­wheel disc brakes supplied by Wilwood and an electric parking brake.

Electra Meccanica offers a comprehensive bumper­to­bumper warranty package for two years of unlimited mileage and a five­year battery warranty.

The SOLO retails at $19,8883 in Canada, which is approximately $15,500 in US dollars using today’s currency conversion rate. The SOLO is an affordable and fun to drive EV for an environmentally conscious global population.

1  US Dept. of Transportation: http://bit.ly/28TtPyH
2  Mercedes-Benz: http://bit.ly/2bM6SjY
3  All Prices and Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice ­ Plus applicable taxes ­ Financing Available OAC


About Electra Meccanica

Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. is a Canadian­based designer and manufacturer of  the SOLO, an all­electric, single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute. Electra Meccanica combines founder Jerry Kroll’s extensive background in the race car industry with Intermeccanica custom coach builders’ 50 years of experience building high­quality, specialty vehicles. With the release of its first production vehicle in 2016, the Electra Meccanica SOLO, the company aims to put an electric vehicle in everyone’s driveway by making ownership simple, fun and affordable.

More information is available at http://electrameccanica.com. Interact with ElectraMeccanica at Facebook/EMVSolo, @ElectraMecc and view videos on YouTube at http://bit.ly/2bigEaF.

Safe Harbor Disclosure

This news release contains statements that constitute “forward­looking” statements. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward­looking statements. These statements appear in a number of different places in this news release and, in some cases, can be identified by words such as “anticipates”, “estimates”, “projects”, “expects”, “intends”, “believes”, “plans”, or their negatives or other comparable words. Such forward­looking statements are subject to certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Electra Meccanica’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such statements. Forward­looking statements include statements regarding the outlook for Electra Meccanica’s future operations, plans and timing for Electra Meccanica’s SOLO vehicle, electric vehicle programs, statements about future market conditions, supply and demand conditions, forecasts of future costs and expenditures, and other expectations, intentions and plans that are not historical facts. Although Electra Meccanica believes that its expectations reflected in such forward­looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct, and actual results may vary materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated above include, among others, general economic and business conditions, hazards customary in the automotive and technology industries, competition in wholesale and retail markets, the volatility of production and manufacturing prices, failure of customers to perform under contracts, changes in government regulation of markets and of environmental emissions, changes in the electric vehicle market, and our ability to achieve the    expected benefits and timing of our electric vehicle projects. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward­looking statements contained in this news release and in any document referred to in this news release. Electra Meccanica undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward­looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Media Contact:
Jeff Holland
cell: 562.640.1758
e.mail: ffejdnalloh@hotmail.com