“I have just returned from China, where I toured the future home of our SOLO manufacturing facilities. We will initially use these facilities for mass production of parts — and eventually for complete cars beginning later this year and into 2018. Our Canadian production facilities in Vancouver are great, but they don’t have the capacity to fulfill the growing number of orders we will need to produce in a timely fashion, or the ability to ship them around the world in a cost-effective way.”
See CEO Report, February 2017 – Electra MeccanicaWell, it’s taking some time but the Solo is progressing. Building the production units in China makes a lot of sense. The parts come from there largely, so the assembly can be done there as well. Whatever gets my red hot “baby” to me as soon as possible…
They already have a year’s worth of production booked before Chinese production is linked in. With the interest in China of breathing clean air and generating solar power, the Chinese will be able to produce a lot of cars. No one should hold back their order on account of present low rates of production. Mine is still in the first 1000 cars. The Chinese will produce thousands in a month… That’s a lot of happy customers.
I’m happy already. I’ve planned how to ship mine back from Calgary if there’s no dealership in Winnipeg and I’ve planned lots of shorter trips in my neighbourhood and around my province. It’s all good.