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Electra Meccanica Heads Into Production

“Electra Meccanica intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for plant and equipment, production molds, sales and marketing and inventory associated with the mass production of its SOLO electric vehicle by Zongshen Industrial Group Co. Ltd., initial deliveries … Continue reading

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Tesla Playing Catch-up With Electra Meccanica

“Imagining what a single-passenger Tesla vehicle might look like, the first thing that comes to mind is low cost. With the Tesla Model 3 expected to be released at a $35,000 price point in coming months and demand far exceeding … Continue reading

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Solo Production

I like numbers. Electra Meccanica has just provided one on FaceBook: Because Canadian safety certification is not yet complete, I guess this number is units shipped to USA. Pity. Derek lives in Washington state. I’ll have to wait until 2019 … Continue reading

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Women And Evs

“Weekly trips to the gas station have now been replaced with daily plugging in at home, which is both faster and more convenient. The Leaf has a limited range of 80–100 miles, so it’s essentially a drive-to-work or haul groceries … Continue reading

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Range

“A large majority of people, therefore, require a range of no more than 180 miles in their electric vehicle. It is notable that the 2018 Nissan Leaf, which I drove in a recent test achieved a range of 185 miles … Continue reading

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Black ICE

“Germany must eventually follow other European countries in banning new diesel cars, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, conceding for the first time that diesel’s days are numbered in the wake of the emissions scandals.” See Back from holiday, Merkel shifts gear on … Continue reading

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Making The World A Better Place

“The Billion Tree Tsunami project in Pakistan has been a success. About 730 million trees were regrown using various forestry measures for regeneration, and three hundred million seedlings were planted using about 40 different species in the province of Khyber … Continue reading

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Wheels Within Wheels In EVs

“There are 180 LEAFs in the carsharing program and 20 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans, last I heard. If you look at electric carsharing programs globally, that’s surely a rather large program relative to the population — that’s even a fairly … Continue reading

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Road to Zero Strategy In UK

“As set out in the NO2 plan, we will end the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040. By then, we expect the majority of new cars and vans sold to be 100% zero emission … Continue reading

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Tesla Vindicates My Plan To Drive Solo Slower

“ABRP’s database currently includes 805 Teslas, which have logged some 2.6 million data points to date, representing about 217,000 miles of driving. Data guru Bo has crunched the numbers to generate some interesting charts that correlate range with speed and … Continue reading

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Charging EVs Strategically

“In the Netherlands and elsewhere, two rollout strategies have been used: demand-driven and strategic rollout. In demand-driven rollout, the installation of a charging point is based upon a request by an EV owner for a charging point near their home or … Continue reading

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Electra Meccanica Completes First Production SOLO

“Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp., a cutting-edge designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, today announced that its single-passenger, all-electric SOLO rolled off the assembly line and has arrived in Vancouver, British Columbia. The new vehicle will now undergo rigorous consumer testing … Continue reading

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