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 planet”), one of which was decorated by the popular local artist, Joe Average.
  • 8:18 – Jerry suggests Joe’s car could auction for ~$250000 because it’s a spectacular piece of art. Andy Warhol did one that recently sold for $millions.
  • 8:20 – Jerry described being CEO as a mission as well as a challenge.
  • 8:22 – EVs are cleaner and better than gas-guzzlers. Formula-1 has hybrid cars and Formula-e is all electric…

I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t much news about production/deliveries of Solo EVs but that wasn’t the topic, I guess…

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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7 Responses to Words of Wisdom From The CEO Of ElectraMeccanica Vehicles

  1. Grece says:

    Yes, yes Robert. We get it, your fanboism is coming out, sadly you won;t be getting a Bolo anytime soon.

  2. Grece wrote, “hide the fact that nothing is built in house”.

    Come on. You saw the battery-packs and the cars are built in house. Don’t you believe your own eyes? What does it matter if sub-assemblies are built elsewhere? That’s standard practice for makers. They all use Just In Time assembly, bringing those parts together at the assembly line.

  3. Grece says:

    this report reveals Canadian certification is complete.

    You mean, the words from Jerry’s mouth. I looked at http://www.csagroup.org/services/testing-and-certification/product-listing/ and found no reference to Electra Meccanica. So for all intensive purposes, if Jerry never mentions “who” is doing said certification, then the lie can be kept going.

    I find it rather strange, that an alleged vehicle manufacturer would hide the fact that nothing is built in house, 3rd party suppliers provide all the parts for said vehicle, and that they never inform the public or potential buyers who is doing the certification and where.

  4. Kurkosdr says:

    I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t much news about production/deliveries of Solo EVs but that wasn’t the topic, I guess…

    and

    I can almost taste my Solo…

    *sigh*

  5. Grece wrote, “Jerry, never got any funding from Dragons Den, so he is auctioning off a one-off electric big-wheel with cartoon bumblebees.”

    He’s quoting facts not in evidence. DD does not allow us to know until August or when the episode airs. In the meantime, EMV has not declared bankruptcy and this report reveals Canadian certification is complete. I can almost taste my Solo…

  6. Grece says:

    Grece’s point-by-point summary

    Jerry, never got any funding from Dragons Den, so he is auctioning off a one-off electric big-wheel with cartoon bumblebees. Thus, this is for further funding the Bolo venture so that a few customers may get there electric buggies.

    However, trying to compare an auctioned BMW that got 20 million, to a electric mobility scooter with dreams of achieving six-figures or more is laughable. I would be willing to bet, that no one shows up for said auction and the bidding never tops $25K.

    And Robert, I hope you are ready for further disappointment, because this venture will fail, and fail hard.

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