Solo EV To Commence Production In China

“ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (OTCQB: ECCTF) announced today that it has signed a manufacturing agreement with Zongshen Industrial Group Co., Ltd to produce 75,000 SOLO all-electric vehicles over the next three years. Specifically, the plan calls for the production of 5,000 SOLOs in 2018; 20,000 in 2019; and 50,000 in 2020. This agreement pairs one of the world’s leading industrial manufacturing conglomerates with a preeminent and forward-thinking company in Electra Meccanica.”
 
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At the rate things are going, my Solo might be built in China.

EMV has produced only a few units in North America and safety certification seems to be the bottleneck. In China, millions are using gasoline scooters. Solo could be a step up and away from petroleum. It’s all good.

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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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8 Responses to Solo EV To Commence Production In China

  1. Deaf Spy wrote, “you “prefer screwing your own countryman out of a job, just so you can save a buck””.

    Well, the first factory has to be somewhere and it’s costing too much so far to do it in Canada. I’d prefer to have Solo than not. After sales have been established and maintained there will be funds to build in Canada or USA or Mexico or a bunch of other countries. Solo is not a car for Canada. It is a car for the world.

  2. Deaf Spy says:

    The cost of labour is less in China. That’s a fact.

    Indeed, you “prefer screwing your own countryman out of a job, just so you can save a buck”.

  3. Grece wrote, “So you prefer people to work 16 hour days, 7-days a week, just so you can have a smug face?”

    When I was a welder, I often worked ~12h days. I loved the overtime. It’s not about hours of work though but $/h. The cost of labour is less in China. That’s a fact. Freight offsets that but it’s not too bad for an EV like Solo. It’s smaller and lighter compared to other automobiles which do get shipped. I think there is enough margin in Solo either to build it in Canada or China and either pay higher labour or higher shipping costs.

  4. Grece says:

    Labour is cheaper

    So you prefer people to work 16 hour days, 7-days a week, just so you can have a smug face? That sad, that you prefer screwing your own countryman out of a job, just so you can save a buck.

  5. Labour is cheaper in China. And Freight is reasonable.

  6. Grece says:

    Why would they ship from China to Canada? These would be for use in China only.

  7. Kurkosdr says:

    I meant transportation costs.

  8. Kurkosdr says:

    The importation costs alone make the idea of a Chinese Solo exported to Canada cost-prohibitive.

    Still no Solo for you in the foreseeable future.

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