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Electra Meccanica Doesn’t Just Build Cheap Cars

“The Battery box cap part was manufactured using titanium (Ti64ELI) on Precision ADM’s EOS M290. “We thought titanium would be the best material for its strength to weight ratio,” said Martin Petrak, CEO and President Precision ADM. “It allowed a … Continue reading

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Age And Tired Of Tires

Today, temperatures and weather forecasts prompted me to make the change from winter snow tires to summer radials. I hate this chore. The tires+rims+air weigh about 60 pounds. Then there is the jack that has to be repositioned four times, … Continue reading

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OMG! Planning To Change The Climate With One Hand While Denying Climate Change By The Other…

“David Schnare, an architect of Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency transition, has lobbied the US government and testified to Senate in favour of federal support for geoengineering. He has called for a multi-phase plan to fund research and conduct real-world testing … Continue reading

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Electra Meccanica To Go Head To Head With Tesla

“The Tofino is equipped with a high-performance, all-electric motor with a top speed of 200 kph (125 mph) and a 0-100 kph (0-60 mph) in under 7 Seconds. The chassis and body are made of a lightweight aerospace-grade composite and … Continue reading

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Hot Max

I just picked up a 50 pound box of E6011 welding electrodes at the PO. Either a pound is getting heavier or I’m getting weaker but I could really tell it wasn’t a box of chocolates. The box was beaten … Continue reading

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Dortmund’s Servers

“The city of Dortmund, Germany’s 8th largest city, is rapidly increasing its use of Linux. From 2015 to 2016, the number of Linux servers rose by 21%, from 200 to 242.” See Dortmund’s use of Linux servers increasingThis is interesting to … Continue reading

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Wishful Thinking Of Non-Free Software Makers

“Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, sent out a note this past week arguing that companies that “don’t jump on the open source bandwagon” risk being “left behind.” SAS’s PR team, by contrast, put out a report offering helpful guidelines: Make … Continue reading

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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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