Tag Archives: renewable energy

Yes, We Can Live Without Fossil Fuel

On this blog, I’ve promoted use of renewable energy as possible, practical and efficient. Still, the doubters rail on about how it’s not even possible. Here’s the thing. A country that has depended on coal for more than a century … Continue reading

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Solo EV Sighted In Toronto

Electra Meccanica mysteriously posted a picture of a gleaming white Solo parked at a hotel in Toronto, Canada. So, we have most sightings in Vancouver with a few in California, China, and now, one in Toronto. I have confirmed such … Continue reading

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The Bewildered Wilbur Ross

Here we go again. Every few years, US lumber businesses demand US Department of Commerce apply countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber to thwart illegal/unfair subsidies. Problem is, there are no subsidies. In Canada, the federal government, the signatory to … Continue reading

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Imagining What Will Fit In My Solo EV

Travelling around pointlessly in my new Solo EV is rather pointless so I’m looking at what I can do besides transport my body and a few groceries and parcels. I’m told a Cello will fit… Fishing is something I don’t … Continue reading

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Small Car With Big Features – Electra Meccanica Solo

See Electra Meccania Solo Is Only Half Of A Car But It’s All ElectricCNET has a good review of the EM Solo. The video is really sharp and clear. The audio is too, even when the driver is complaining about … Continue reading

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Sublime To Ridiculous Regulation

“the rate of pedestrian fatalities per registered vehicle for HVs and EVs is not larger (and is in fact smaller) than that for ICE vehicles. Using 2008 data, the fatality rate for pedestrians in crashes with HVs and EVs is … Continue reading

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Electra Meccanica Is Ready For Production

They showed a video of their “open house” affair. The factory may be small but it’s adequate to produce a few units every week. They use four assembly stations: chassis, electrics, interior/wheels, and finishing. The big surprise for me was … Continue reading

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By The Numbers: Electra Meccanica Solo Wins On Efficiency

“The SOLO is just the latest in a series of innovative electric vehicle designs. Green Car Reports provides a nice discussion of electric cars along with their specifications. Listed here in order of increasing cost, electric cars that are available … Continue reading

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Yes, Electra Meccanica Has A Factory

“Wednesday, April 19th, Electra Meccanica invites you to visit our SOLO factory. From this 5,000+ square foot facility, located at 47 Braid Street in New Westminster, will soon emerge the first run of production SOLOs! Come by between 5:00 P.M. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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