Monthly Archives: June 2017

First Delivery Of A Solo EV

“We are thrilled to be able to deliver our very first SOLO to a family right here in the Vancouver area,” said Mark West, President of Electra Meccanica. “We think it fits perfectly with their local healthy food business as … Continue reading

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Upgrading to Debian Stretch

I’ve done it. Our server and all but one of our clients have been dist-upgraded to Debian Stretch. The dist-upgrade went smoothly on all clients. The server was another matter. Oh, the dist-upgrade was smooth but web-applications were ripped by … Continue reading

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Sweden Promises To Balance The Books

“Sweden had previously committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. It already gets 83 per cent of its electricity from nuclear energy and hydropower, having met its 2020 target of 50 per cent renewable energy eight years ahead of schedule. To … Continue reading

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Intel Surrenders To ARM

“Intel has discontinued three of its offerings for the Internet of Things and embedded device markets. The chipmaker said in a series of low-key product updates that it would be killing off the Edison, Galileo and Joule compute modules and boards … Continue reading

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Debian 9 “Stretch” Released

I’ve had a couple of systems running it. Today I will convert my main machine. See https://twitter.com/debian

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Fruitful Promises

Today I had an outing for shooting and checking out the production of fruit in the forest. My faith in bolt-action rifles was renewed as a semi-auto with a nifty scope after years of fiddling shoots no better than a … Continue reading

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Production Solo #1 Gets Into The Hands Of A Happy Customer

Yes, the Solo EV from Electra Meccanica in Vancouver is happening. Here’s the happiest customer showing Solo off to her friends… UPDATE

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Latest Report From A Solo EV Test-driver

“The Solo feels like a complete and finished vehicle. I would have bought the pre-production version on the spot if I could have.…Solo is incredibly easy to drive. It feels solid. No squeaks or rattles. The steering is precise and the … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom From The CEO Of ElectraMeccanica Vehicles

Today, at 0810 PST, Jerry Kroll was interviewed by the Strong and Sharp radio program on 98.3 FM in Vancouver. Highlights: 8:13 – The usual introductions of Jerry and his concept for the Solo EV (“smartest commuter car on the … Continue reading

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Solo EV Versus The Competition

“For 2017, all LEAF trim levels offer the 30 kWh battery that was previously only available on LEAF SV and SL grades. Along with the 100-mile plus range, the 30 kWh battery can be quick-charged to 80 percent (from the … Continue reading

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Whoosh! The Air Goes Out Of Trump’s Balloon…

“The Senate was nearly unanimous on Thursday passing a bill that would slap Russia with new sanctions and give Congress the power to review any White House attempts to roll them back.” See Senate passes Russia sanctions bill, pushing back against … Continue reading

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Growing

I took a tour around the yard today. Summer is officially here. We’re starting to get really hot days interspersed with gentle showers. Nature is taking care of its own. I recycled some pots, pulled some weeds and admired the … Continue reading

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