“The company employs only 25 people. Their focus is on building a high-quality product on par with other competitive performance three-wheelers such as the Morgan Three-Wheeler, and most recently, the Polaris Slingshot.
Together, this team of passionate engineers, designers, mechanics, and welders produce, on average, 150 vehicles per year. Each T-Rex and V13R is built on demand, and customers must go through a five to six week gestation process before they can light that rear-wheel into a big fat burnout for themselves.”
See One Of The Craziest Things On Three Wheels Comes From This Canadian FactoryFor a while, many people have been grumbling that Electra Meccanica Vehicles could not possibly ramp up production sufficiently to meet demand. Here’s a counter-example, and it’s also building a Three Wheeled Vehicle in Canada. Their assembly line and staff are similar except they have 20+ stations on the assembly line. If they can produce 150 vehicles a year, EMV with it’s simpler Solo (electric, not gasoline, single seat), should also be able to do that. QED
So, I expect to get my Solo in 2018, not next decade. It will also be street-legal in Canada as is the T-Rex. EMV still doesn’t have a National Safety Mark registration as far as I can tell but neither did Campagna last year. I still prefer Solo because it’s smarter to drive electrically, and I don’t like to ride a motorcycle and Solo costs about ⅓ as much money to buy.
UPDATE A recent article quotes CEO of EMV, Jerry Kroll: “Electra Meccanica is squarely focused on the global market, and Kroll says the Solo is already being manufactured in China for the Chinese market. His general manager just arranged the same for the Indian market. In June, the Solo passed U.S. compliance regulations. But in Canada, the compliance process is still under way.
“We’re looking at manufacturing in Mexico and Europe as well,” Kroll says. “If we get the Canadian government to wake up to the fact that the American government helped Tesla with $500 million, we could establish a North American manufacturing facility somewhere in Canada too.””