VIDEO: Vancouver's Electra Meccanica opens new manufacturing facility in China

Tuesday February 26, 2019
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
February 26, 2019 – Vancouver-based electric vehicle manufacturer Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. has opened a new production facility in China for its SOLO electric vehicle (EV) line.

The company held a grand opening at the Zongshen SOLO EV production facility in Chongqing, China on February 22. 

Initial production of the SOLO EV is currently underway at the facility. Electra Meccanica expects to produce approximately 50 SOLO EVs in the quarter ending March 31, 2019, and will ramp up production over the course of 2019 to deliver a total of 5,000 vehicles by year end.

"I am proud of our strategic partners at Zongshen, who have provided us with a state-of-the-art production facility and a highly skilled production team to make the Electra Meccanica SOLO EV a reality," says Jerry Kroll, CEO of Electra Meccanica. "We remain confident in our ability to deliver the first 5,000 SOLO EVs in 2019 to our earliest supporters, providing them with an unforgettably unique zero-emissions driving experience. I believe we are poised to create notable shareholder value over the long-term and look forward to providing our shareholders with future updates on our production progress as appropriate."

The SOLO is a new single-passenger EV designed and produced by Electra Meccanica. The SOLO, which retails for $15,500, has a 161-kilometre (100-mile) range, cruises at highway speeds and can charge on a regular household 110V socket in under six hours.

Check out the video of the Zongshen SOLO factory, above.

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