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Solo EV At Chengdu

The Chinese partner of Electra Meccanica appears to take a look at a real Solo operating in Chengdu China in this YouTube Video. Enjoy. The Good stuff starts 25s in…

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Solo EV In Real Life

Much of the expectation of the Solo and other electric vehicles is complete replacement of the gas-guzzlers. That’s not likely to happen soon as there’s still a need for heavier vehicles to haul freight. I expect many families will do … Continue reading

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It’s Official. The New Red Solo EV Is Awesome!

Our own @vievemktg takes the red SOLO out for a #spring test drive around our Vancouver HQ!☀️🚗 pic.twitter.com/beSwqx8LpK — Electra Meccanica (@ElectraMecc) 21 March 2017 Beautiful machine with a lady driving. All they need to do now is start shipping … Continue reading

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Solo Progress

“For the first time ever we will have the 2017 Electra Meccanica Solo on full Autoshow display for people to see, touch, sit in and order! First Solo deliveries are now planned for May, and with over 500 orders already … Continue reading

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Shawed Again

Shaw gives us great service, except when they don’t. Yesterday at ~0800, most of our TV channels and all of our telephone and Internet service died. I have to go to TLW’s office just to watch CNN because it’s not … Continue reading

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Pigs Fly At M$

“Microsoft has committed publicly to use ARM chips in machines that will be running cloud services in its own datacenters before year-end.” See Windows Server on ARM: It’s happeningChuckle. For many months commentators here have been telling me ARM won’t make … Continue reading

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IKEA Gets It

On the web, you can find several databases of EV charging stations the public may access. IKEA is listed as a generous firm. The store at Winnipeg was listed as having four EV-only parking spots with two J1772 outlets. See … Continue reading

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Speed of GNU/Linux Web Browsers

“Chrome emerged on top of this benchmark with 31,737. Chromium, to no surprise, took second with a score of 31,453. Opera came in third with 30,979. Fourth place went to Vivaldi at 30,772. It was followed by Firefox at 30628, … Continue reading

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Comparisons

“Mike Pence defended his use of a personal email account to conduct state business while he was Indiana’s governor, saying “there’s no comparison” between his situation and the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server that rocked … Continue reading

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Battery Technology Advances

“A new glass electrolyte-based solid-state battery has been developed by the researchers at UT Austin. Led by the Li-ion battery inventor John Goodenough, the team demonstrated that their battery is better than Li-ion. It can hold an almost 3x charge, … Continue reading

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Getting Solo EV Out There

See Ribbon-Cutting Event And Unveiling of Electra Meccanica Solo EV in Vancouver at Bentall CentreA display shop in a high traffic area of a big city is a good way to show off this pretty car. The video has >5K … Continue reading

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Visiting Family With An EV

Having needlessly planned to retrieve next year’s Solo EV from Calgary, I have a bunch of tools I can use to visit just about anywhere there are people. Take folks in dry land Saskatchewan, in the southwest corner, no less. … Continue reading

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