Electra Meccanica Reveals Two New Vehicles at 2017 Vancouver Auto Show

Company shows off images of the Tofino all-electric roadster and displays the race-prepped SOLO R performance vehicle

(VANCOUVER, B.C.) – March 28, 2017 – Vancouver’s Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corporation (EMV) revealed two new vehicles at the Vancouver Auto Show today. The first is a vehicle called the “Tofino.” The Tofino is an all-electric, two-seat roadster representing an evolution of the classic Intermeccanica Roadster, an example of which can be seen in the EMV show stand. The other reveal vehicle on display is called the SOLO R which is a high-performance version of the SOLO electric car which debuted in September. Visitors to the show, which is being held at the Vancouver Convention Center from March 28 through April 2, can also see and experience the ground-breaking 2017 SOLO all-electric commuter vehicle.

 

“We are very proud to showcase our company, along with a couple extremely exciting new vehicles at our hometown show,” states Mark West, President of Electra Meccanica. “The passion behind these cars are a massive step-forward for our brand and they represent the best of what we can achieve from a performance standpoint. Vancouver auto show attendees and others around the world will not be disappointed.”

 

Designed by a world-class coach-building team from Intermeccanica with an all-electric drivetrain, the Tofino will provide a spirited and powerful driving experience. The vehicle will be hand-crafted with an evolutionary design nod to the popular Intermeccanica Roadster. In short, the Tofino will give you a classic car look with the technology from today. The electric custom coach sports car will be made with advanced components and its long-range electric motor will take you anywhere you want to go in exceptional comfort and style. The Tofino has remarkably good looks with the lightweight retractable hard top up or down — and it will have enough storage space for a weekend getaway or an adventurous cruise along the highways and backroads.

 

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 the car is capable of up to 400 km (250 Miles) of range on a full charge. The roadster will be available in five stunning colors including Titanium Silver, Electric Red, Raven Black, Arctic White, and Bionic Bronze with a suggested retail price starting at $50,000*. Estimated deliveries will begin by 2019 and interested individuals can make a $1,000* reservation for the Tofino at the show or by logging on to http://electrameccanica.com.

 

The SOLO R is a race-prepped performance variant of the innovative all-electric SOLO commuter vehicle, which made its world debut at Vancouver’s Luxury and Supercar Weekend in September. The SOLO R has a high-performance battery system mated to performance brakes, oversized wheels and racing slicks. All of the updates come courtesy of Electra Meccanica’s Advanced Performance team making the SOLO R a spec racer to be reckoned with on the road and on the track. More information on the EMV race program can be found at http://EMVRacing.com. Both the SOLO and SOLO R are being exhibited at the Vancouver Auto Show for the first time. Electra Meccanica is currently offering dealer opportunities and accepting fully-refundable $250* deposits for the SOLO which can be made at the show or placed online at http://electrameccanica.com.

*Plus taxes, subject to finalization upon delivery. Prices shown do not include any applicable taxes. All prices are in Canadian dollars. Financing available OAC. All specifications subject to change without notice

 

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About Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp.

Electra Meccanica strives to be the driving force behind sustainable transport by creating the compelling mass market, all-electric SOLO. The vehicle will make the urban commute more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly. The SOLO’s futuristic design is powered by a 16.1 kWhs lithium ion battery and the drive system is tuned for higher speed and mobility. With a range of 160kms (100 miles), and a top speed of 130kms/h (80 mph), the SOLO delivers superior performance and spirited driving. The company recently announced plans to produce the Tofino roadster, an all-electric evolution of the Intermeccanica Roadster. More information on Intermeccanica can be found at http://intermeccanica.com.

More information on ownership or becoming a SOLO retailer can be found at http://electrameccanica.com. Interact with ElectraMeccanica at Facebook/EMVSolo, @ElectraMecc and view videos on YouTube at http://bit.ly/2bigEaF.

MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION

Jeff Holland

Chief Communications Officer

Email: JeffHolland@ElectraMeccanica.com

Phone: 562-640-1758

Electra Meccanica CEO Update

March is a special month for Electra Meccanica, as it is the time for the famous Vancouver International Auto Show. Years ago, I had just got my drivers license, the day after my birthday on December 26th, 1976, and drove to the Pacific National Exhibition where the early editions of the Vancouver Auto Show were held during the holiday season. It was magical to drive the old 68 Beetle to the show all by myself, pay my three dollars to see the show and walk in like an adult and collect all the printed car brochures. I loved the new Bertone Fiat X-19, I was enchanted by someone who had made a recreation of the dark green Jaguar D Type with the vertical fin and leather strap over the bonnet, but I was mostly transfixed by an amazing orange Lamborghini Countach LP400 with white interior, on a raised eye level platform. I stood there with my mouth open in disbelief. Behind me stood a couple of older people, and one said to the other “Only an idiot would want a car like that”. I didn’t say a thing, but I’m certain that everyone reading this knows what I thought of THAT opinion!

Its that type of automotive magic that I’m reminded of each time we exhibit at the Vancouver Auto Show, and I wonder how many young people will walk down the aisle this year and see our exciting new 2017 Solo for the first time in real life, and become inspired in the same way that I was all those years ago! And we will have an inspiring display!

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 on our books I expect new orders placed will deliver around July 2018 when we have our production lines ramped up. I can’t decide if we should display an Electric Red, Arctic White, Raven Black or Titanium Silver one. Send in your vote for your favourite!

As a special treat to everyone, we will also have our amazing bright green Solo R racing vehicle on display, with acclaimed race driver Scott Hargrove making autograph appearances throughout the show. You will see some amazing video of Scott putting the Solo R through its paces, to demonstrate the performance capabilities of the Solo as well as to develop technologies for the future of the car.

As if THAT was not enough!! I’m excited to say that we will have a VERY exciting announcement about our next EMV car, Code named “TOFINO”. You will have to wait until opening day of the Autoshow to find out what it is, but I’m here to tell you that our development team has created a true dream machine. When you see it, you will understand!

If you’re in the Vancouver area during the show, please come visit the team March 28th to April 2. Our social media team will be excited to see your posts and pictures at our booth. Best photo will win a legendary EMV “Mangia la Mia Polvere” t-shirt, autographed by Henry and myself! A keeper!!

For those of you not able to be in Vancouver during the show, because you live in Europe, Australia, China, Japan or some other far away place, I want you to know that our President Mark West is working hard to open new Solo stores in all areas. The first store opened in Vancouver three weeks ago, the next store in Richmond BC will open in April, with 23 more slated still for this year! Could a Solo store open in your town? Let’s see!!

Next month will bring more details on our pending public company stock listing, which will be an indicator of how well our cars and business plan are being received by investors around the world. I believe that Solo is the car that Tesla WISHES it would have built, as the amazing electric car that everyone can afford, like a Beetle for the 21st Century. We will soon find out if I’m right or wrong!

 

Until next month, I’ll see you in the HOV lane!

 

Sincerely,

Jerry Kroll, CEO

Electra Meccanica Vehicles

Electra Meccanica to Exhibit at 2017 Vancouver Auto Show

Vancouver-based car company to display innovative, new SOLO production car along with a few extra surprises

(VANCOUVER, B.C.) – March. 8, 2017 – Vancouver’s Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corporation (EMV) announced today they will show off their new 2017 SOLO all-electric commuter vehicle at the Vancouver Auto Show being held at the Vancouver Convention Center (West) from March 28 through April 2, 2017.

“The entire team here at Electra Meccanica is excited to show off our new SOLO in our home town at the Vancouver show,” states Mark West, President of Electra Meccanica. “We just debuted our first retail intro store in Bentall Centre and now we can show it off to the rest of the car-buying public at the auto show.”

The SOLO, an innovative all-electric commuter vehicle, made its world debut at Vancouver’s Luxury and Supercar Weekend in September and is being exhibited at the Vancouver Auto Show for the first time. Electra Meccanica is currently offering dealer opportunities and accepting fully-refundable $250 deposits for the SOLO which can be made at the show or placed online at electrameccanica.com.

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About Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp.

Electra Meccanica strives to be the driving force behind sustainable transport by creating the compelling mass market, all-electric SOLO. The vehicle will make the urban commute more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly. The SOLO’s futuristic design is powered by a 16.1 kWhs lithium ion battery and the drive system is tuned for higher speed and mobility. With a range of 160kms (100 miles), and a top speed of 130kms/h (80 mph), the SOLO delivers superior performance and spirited driving.

More information on ownership or becoming a SOLO retailer can be found at http://electrameccanica.com. Interact with ElectraMeccanica at Facebook/EMVSolo, @ElectraMecc and view videos on YouTube at http://bit.ly/2bigEaF.

 

MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION

Jeff Holland

Head of Media Relations

Tel. 562-640-1758
Email: JeffHolland@electrameccanica.com